Emulex Converged Network Adapter - Intelligently Connecting Storage, Servers, and Networks
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is an emerging standard that maps Fibre Channel storage traffic over an Enhanced 10 Gigabit Ethernet network. This report documents ESG Lab hands-on testing and customer feedback of Emulex LightPulse LP21000 Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) connecting servers within an FCoE-enabled data-center environment that leverages familiar tools and processes.
Virtual Iron - Virtualization for Server Consolidation and Advanced Management
<p>ESG has witnessed the rapid growth of server virtualization in companies of all sizes, industries and regions of the world. Clearly, the value of server virtualization is apparent as it drives down the physical costs of servers, drastically improves server management and reduces system footprint-regaining precious data-center floor space while decreasing power and cooling consumption. ESG Lab validated that server virtualization software from Virtual Iron delivers on the value of IT consolidation and server management for mission-critical, business-critical, and test/development environments.</p>
Compellent Storage Center v4.0 - Sophisticated Storage Simplicity
Organizations of all sizes are struggling with the growth, cost and complexity of online storage. New software unning on a recently upgraded industry standard server platform extends the sophisticated storage simplicity of the Compellent Storage Area Network (SAN) storage solution. This ESG Lab validation highlights the ease of use and cost-effectiveness of Compellent Storage Center version 4.0 with a focus on valuable capabilities including Fast Track, Data Progression, Dynamic Capacity, Data Instant Replay and Thin Remote Replication.