Test report by third party groups are often used to provide an unbiased analysis of a product or solution’s capabilities relative to vendor claims. Of course, most such reports are performed in ideal situations and occasional under imperfect conditions as what happens under real world circumstances.
SolidFire, Inc. announced that Enterprise Strategy Group's (ESG) hands-on lab testing of its all-flash array technology validates the agility, scale and automation of its scale-out storage architecture.
SolidFire says: "It is ideally suited to meet the current and ever-changing demands of the next-generation data center."
ESG's June 2014 Lab Review SolidFire for the Enterprise concludes: "If your organization is frustrated with the limitations of traditional storage for scale-out workloads and you're striving to deliver IT-as-a-Service from a next-generation data center, ESG Labs strongly recommends that you consider SolidFire for the enterprise."
ESG Lab has evaluated more than a dozen emerging flash-based storage solutions and highlights the focused and pragmatic approach SolidFire is taking in its development and go-to-market efforts. Instead of trying to compete with emerging flash versions of the traditional modular disk arrays, ESG points out that SolidFire is focused on scale-out needs of enterprise data centers and the largest cloud service providers.
"SolidFire has been anticipating the needs of the next-generation enterprise data center since its inception," commented ESG Lab Analyst, Aviv Kaufmann. "The system was designed to solve the problems that were frustrating cloud service providers who years ago were far ahead of the enterprise in trying to cost-effectively meet the extreme agility, scalability, and guaranteed performance requirements of a multi-tenant service provider."
An IT research, analysis and strategy firm, ESG visited SolidFire's HQs to perform hands-on validation of its all-flash array technology. Three storage clusters were made available for testing in the following categories: agility and automated management; efficiency and reliability; guaranteed performance and scalability. Tests were run against two cluster configurations to simulate management, provisioning, replication and performance testing in a VDI environment.
Select findings from the report include:
Agility and Automated Management
Efficiency and Reliability
Guaranteed Performance and Scalability