ESG Lab Validation

Syncsort Backup Express and NetApp - Advanced data protection and disaster recovery
January 16, 2009 -- Coupling NetApp's SnapMirror and SnapVault technology with Syncsort's Backup Express (BEX) software has created an integrated disk-based solution for data protection and disaster recovery of mission-critical digital assets. Within minutes of an outage or disaster, applications, databases and users can be accessing data and resuming business. This ESG Lab report focuses on the technologies that make this possible, including transparent integration with NetApp snapshot and replication technology and valuable Syncsort BEX services such as application-independent, source-side data reduction, fast and reliable disk-based data protection, near-instant data recovery and bare metal recovery of both physical and virtual servers.
HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform - Simplifying heterogeneous storage virtualization
January 8, 2009 -- This report documents the results of ESG Lab testing of the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) with a focus on the fundamentals of heterogeneous storage virtualization including centralized management, ease of use, thin provisioning, data mobility and capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots.  The enhanced high availability and disaster recovery capabilities of asynchronous remote mirroring are also presented.
EMC CLARiiON CX4 - Modular storage with real TCO impact
January 6, 2009 -- This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of the CLARiiON CX4 with a focus on major usability and manageability upgrades, UltraFlex modular I/O technology, Enterprise Flash Drive support, Virtual Provisioning, and integrated RecoverPoint replication working in concert with VMware Site Recovery Manager. The CX4 family's ability to optimize virtual server environments using the Navisphere Quality of Service Manager (NQM) and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) is also examined.