What Cloud Storage System to pick in 2016?

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The Cloud Storage Gateway comparison has been updated with the latest available product details! 13 new products have been added to the previously available – bringing the total up to 49 products from 8 main Cloud Storage Gateway vendors! We have also introduced one significant enhancement in the comparison. You can now clearly distinguish between physical, virtual and cloud instances, so you know exactly which version is selected in your comparison. Cloud editions are more and

Why Should Java Developers Give Grails a Chance?

Java has an ecosystem that has matured through years of development, establishing it as one of the most reliable platforms out there. Yet it lacks the means necessary to get the job done quickly, especially for things like web applications. In an attempt to avoid frustrations with these types of issues, developers often opt instead for implementation languages and their modern web frameworks, such as Ruby with Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, and so

The Pleasure and Peril of IT Comparison Shopping

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This article was originally published at virtualizationpractise.com (thanks to TVP Strategy & Alastair Cooke)Great insight, honest analysis, constructive criticism – so we decided to re-publish it Making decisions about IT infrastructure purchases is hard. There are many interlocked decisions to be made, each of which has multiple requirements. Often, a collection of compromises must occur. For the business project owner with little IT knowledge, it may seem far too complicated. It would be great to have tools that simplify these decisions

ScaleIO (EMC) added to SDS/HCI Matrix – explore it now!

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ScaleIO the company, as well as software defined storage (SDS) technology it devised, has been around longer than most others in the market today. ScaleIO, for example, released its first GA product to the market early 2011, as Nutanix also did late that same year. ScaleIO’s technology didn’t go unnoticed within the industry for long either. The Israeli company was acquired by EMC halfway 2013 in order to strengthen the behemoth’s storage portfolio, as it

SDS / HCI comparison updated with Nutanix XCP v4.7 release

There have been some interesting features introduced in Nutanix’ Extreme Compute Platform (XCP) v4.7 release. For example, Nutanix has broadened its aim by not only including virtualization platforms, but serving storage to bare metal (physical server) platforms as well. With Acropolis Block Services (ABS) in v4.7 you can now create iSCSI LUNs and present these to both Windows and Linux hosts. Version 4.7 also introduces the support of in-place hypervisor conversion. This new feature allows you to

Going for the Gold

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The upcoming start to the Summer Olympics got me thinking about … technology.  If that sounds a bit random, bear with me.  By and large, sports have rules to make comparisons fair.  Nearly all sports – with the possible exception of rhythmic gymnastics – have an objective basis for comparison.  Judges, referees, linesmen, and timekeepers are given clear criteria that they monitor throughout the contest.  Competitors who are faster, higher, or stronger win. “No one

Crowdsourced IT Comparison Community Gains Momentum!

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LONDON, PRNewswire/ Increased Vendor Support, New Categories, Expanding Consultant Community WhatMatrix – the crowdsourced consultancy community platform –  announced 6 new comparison categories have been published, 8 new category consultants and vendor endorsement for its disruptive IT comparison website. The number of viewers of the site has grown exponentially since launching in December, indicating that IT professionals are looking for insightful, unbiased and independent information. The website provides free and intuitive access to an increasing number

‘Lift and shift’ VMware workloads to the Public Cloud (IBM/ SoftLayer Update)

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This is an update to the VMware-related capabilities on Softlayer covered previously on WhatMatrix HERE Disclaimer: Andreas works as global Cloud Architect in IBM Whatever your awareness of “IBM cloud” (maybe “little” e.g. in comparison to AWS, Azure etc), the company has made tangible strives to provide a compelling hybrid cloud strategy for the Enterprise. You might not be convinced by the fact that several analysts recently acknowledged IBM leadership in this area … but have a look at

Zerto Virtual Replication updated to v4.5 – still leading the pack!

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### update June 2016 ### VMware has been updated with version 6.1 of vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication.  Zerto Replication still leads the comparison score, while both products show strong overall technical capabilities and customer interest in the market).### update end ### Zerto recently made available version 4.5 of its disaster recovery solutions for VMware and Hyper-V environments and is leading the DR comparison at WhatMatrix, however VMware’s Site Recovery Manager DR is

Introducing the Upcoming ‘ADC’ Comparison Category – don’t miss it!

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So this is my first post here at WhatMatrix.com. My name is Marius Sandbu and I am the category consultant for the upcoming ‘ADC’ category (ADC=Application Delivery Controllers) – which will be posted soon! I’ve been working with load-balancing solutions and different vendors for several years now. When I first came across WhatMatrix I liked the idea of being able to quickly compare different technical products to e.g. quickly find out what the supported features are,