Veeam has staked a claim that the company’s purpose-built virtual machine data protection solution, Veeam Backup & Replication, is powerful, easy-to-use and affordable. This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of the Veeam solution and examines today’s IT challenges – including exploding data volumes, shrinking backup windows, and more stringent recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs) – and the need for data protection methodologies designed for the physical infrastructure paradigm.
As dependence on digital content and long-term data retention continues to increase, the volume of data managed by organizations is growing exponentially. And as businesses become more agile through the use of technology, there's still a price to pay: Conducting business requires uninterrupted access to data and systems. IBM delivers a portfolio of data protection and retention solutions that can improve efficiency in many ways. This ESG white paper will review the challenges introduced by data growth and how IBM data protection and retention products can improve storage efficiency.
Large organizations are under constant cyber-attack and many are breached each day. How many? Aside from the infamous breaches at Neiman-Marcus, the New York Times, and Target in 2013, ESG research indicates that nearly half of all enterprise organizations experienced at least one successful malware-based attack over the past two years that resulted in some type of internal action (like re-imaging a system), and/or external damage control (like notifying trusted customers about the breach
Organizations rely heavily on IT to run and grow the business, and investments must be made to maintain or gain a competitive advantage. But where are organizations placing their bets? According to ESG Research's 2010 IT Spending Survey, top investments will focus on server virtualization, data center consolidation, upgrading networks, and protecting and managing data. Now is the time to begin consolidating the data center network. Find more informational documents like this one to help you sell 10GbE at Emulex.com/10gbeNIC.
En la actualidad, la tecnología digital está por todas partes; la nube, los dispositivos móviles, las redes sociales y el Internet de las cosas están cambiando nuestra forma de trabajar y divertirnos. Este entorno digital que evoluciona a gran velocidad está, además, redefiniendo las relaciones entre la compañía y sus clientes, que ahora esperan recibir una experiencia cómoda e interactiva de sus marcas favoritas. La seguridad es también una prioridad. Los riesgos son ahora mayores, pues tanto la empresa como sus clientes intercambian una cantidad cada vez mayor de datos confidenciales.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 01, 2010
How should you handle your growing email archiving issues? According to ESG (Enterprise Storage Group), the number of organizations using a SaaS-based email archiving solution has increased 350% in the past three years. It's not a question of if you should archive email, but how - and, the evolution of SaaS solutions makes sense to move email management to the cloud for a broader range of organizations.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
The ever-rising tide of demands on IT organizations is creating constant pressure on their leaders to upgrade or replace their outmoded legacy systems with new infrastructure technologies that will allow them to keep pace with the speed of business. It is no longer sufficient to manage basic business applications and resources such as ERP, email, and silos of heterogeneous data. The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Over the past several years, the IT industry has seen solid-state (or flash) technology evolve at a record pace. Early on, the high cost and relative newness of flash meant that it was mainly relegated to accelerating niche workloads. More recently, however, flash storage has “gone mainstream” thanks to maturing media technology. Lower media cost has resulted from memory innovations that have enabled greater density and new architectures such as 3D NAND. Simultaneously, flash vendors have refined how to exploit flash storage’s idiosyncrasies—for example, they can extend the flash media lifespan through data reduction and other technique
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
IT managers are struggling to keep up with the “always available” demands of the business. Data growth and the nearly ubiquitous adoption of server virtualization among mid-market and enterprise organizations are increasing the cost and complexity of storage and data availability needs. This report documents ESG Lab testing of Dell EMC Storage SC Series with a focus on the value of enhanced Live Volume support that provides always-available access with great ease of use and economics.
The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) characterizes traditional security tactics as a "messy independent array of independent technologies." A decade ago, this could suffice, but it's no match for today's requirements. Read how an integrated, threat-focused approach can help.
The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
According to ESG’s 2014 IT Spending Intentions Survey, improving data backup and recovery is the most often mentioned priority for midmarket organizations for the third year in a row. It is the third most frequently cited priority by enterprises and midmarket organizations overall. Additionally, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) also appear in the top-ten priority lists of both midmarket and enterprise respondents.
Learn how predictive analytics and machine learning can help optimize application performance and meet the needs of the business with Nimble Storage Infosight.
This ESG report highlights:
• Optimal application performance and delivery is difficult to achieve in complex environments.
• Many IT infrastructure and operations teams are stretched to the breaking point.
• Predictive analytics and machine learning can be applied to great effect.
HPE Nimble Storage has broken away from convention and transformed how storage is managed and supported with the
HPE InfoSight predictive analytics platform. HPE engaged ESG to conduct a quantitative survey of the HPE Nimble Storage
installed base, as well as non-HPE Nimble Storage customers, to better assess how HPE InfoSight positively impacts
customer environments. Both HPE InfoSight telemetry data and ESG’s quantitative survey data show that the benefit
delivered to HPE Nimble Storage customers is significant, driving:
• 79% lower IT operational expenses.
• 73% fewer trouble tickets in the environment, which are resolved faster.
• 85% less time spent resolving storage-related trouble tickets.
• 69% faster time to resolution for events that necessitate level 3 support.
• The ability to manage and troubleshoot the entire infrastructure environment from a single, intelligent platform.
IT organizations today must work in an “and” world, rather than an “or” world to meet the demands of their users. In an “and” world, IT architectures and strategies leverage an ever-broadening variety of tools while still supporting and propelling a single strategy.
HPE InfoSight analyzes millions of sensors every second to predict and prevent problems across the infrastructure stack and transform the support experience. Based on ESG research, the benefits to enterprises stemming from HPE InfoSight are both significant and unique.
The pace of business is faster than ever before. Due to the rapid adoption of cloud and mobile computing, driven by consumerization, operational needs, and security requirements, ESG believes that Identity and Access Management (IAM) is undergoing a profound transition.
Download this ESG whitepaper to learn why organizations should combine Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions to adapt to the influx of workforce mobility without interfering with user experience or compromising security.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Register for the Enterprise Strategy Group’s Research Insights Paper, Understanding the State of Network Security Today to learn more about the challenges, changes, best practices and solution requirements for network security operations and tools. See why ESG recommends improving network visibility and reducing security vulnerabilities by consolidating tools through a platform-based approach to visibility in which data, analytics and reports from multiple tools are aggregated and consumed in one control panel. Download to learn more.