Yearly Archives: 2015

WhatMatrix Updates – What’s new, Press Release & links


Today our new community reached an important milestone with the formal launch of our beta website and official Press Release. That’s not all. Just yesterday we published an ‘Opinion Piece’ on The Stack “Has the status quo of IT consultancy come to an end?” to give our view on the disruptive nature of emerging community models. If you are after the 2 minute run-down on “WhatMatrix – What are we about …?” see this video featuring Scott D.

2016 – Explore a new storage frontier with the WhatMatrix community


[This article was originally posted by Herman Rutten on Innovation in IT] As we are nearing the merriest time of the year, it’s a good tradition to look back at yet another 12 months nearly gone by.   2015 has been rather interesting for enterprise storage. Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) technologies have been evolving at a rapid pace and are definitely leaving a mark in an already crowded market space. The

“Hmm, this is NOT correct …” – or – “How to submit a “change request” (open community feedback)


So, you came to the site and started looking at our online comparisons ….  what if you’d like us to add information, spotted a mistake or disagree with an evaluation … you might even be annoyed with us for “misrepresenting” a product – what can you do? First, let us apologize and assure you … we WANT (and need) to provide accurate information. We are keeping all core listings free to maintain our unique agnostic

The Age of Software Defined Storage and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure


The age of SDS & HCI (by Herman Rutten) I’ve been working in the IT industry since 1999 and not long after we all made the plunge into the new millennium, I was introduced to a thing called “shared storage”. I recall they were HP XP512’s, high-end storage systems that were very robust but at the same time quite hard to manage. Ever since that first encounter I haven’t left the world of datacenters with

Introducing the Cloud Storage Gateway comparison


My name is Jan Hosek and I’m the Technology Consultant for the Cloud Storage Gateway comparison on WhatMatrix. I have more than 15 years IT experience, focusing mainly on virtualization solutions and was honored with the vExpert title in 2015. You can find my full Bio on Linkedin. WhatMatrix originated from VirtualizationMatrix, the journey and mission can be read here.  Personally, I have been using VirtualizationMatrix for a long time without a clue that one day

New – ‘Print Report’ now available! Export your Comparison Results.


Many of you asked for the capability to print or export a report for the performed comparison. The report should also include details on any improvements that have been applied using our “Stackbuilder“. Good news – you can now create and print reports directly from any of our comparison pages! Use them as deliverable for your consultancy engagement, RFI attachment or research document. And did we mention all of this is free …?  The top section of

Roman’s work as Virtualization Technology Consultant


Roman is the Category Consultant for the Virtualization comparison on WhatMatrix.  About Roman Roman grew up with Microsoft server administration, in 2006 he switched to VMware. He focuses on designing solutions for business continuity, high availability, disaster recovery, backup and VDI. He has a strong background and focus on hardware and VMware operating systems administration. He holds certifications from Microsoft, VMware and other industry vendors. VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCP5, VCP5-DT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, vExpert 2015.    

Beta Details & Status


The initial Beta phase has concluded – this article is now provided “for information only” What’s new … ? As a visitor there is an array of new features for you to explore but here are some of the highlights: New Multi-category comparison engine Expanded Virtualization comparison, adding comparisons as we grow Direct user feedback, “contact the consultant”, collaboration and “site tour “New “Improve” framework  Interactive “Add-on Widgets” – visualize improvements provided by complimentary add-on products “Improve Wizard” –

Welcome to WhatMatrix – Your crowdsourced IT Consultancy Platform! (Beta)

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WhatMatrix launches new IT comparison platform  It’s Alive! Evolved from a simple comparison table that made Google’s top-3 search, we bravely – or foolishly – decided to develop a new comparison platform WhatMatrix was truly born in the community – for the community …   Free, curated comparisons WhatMatrix is an IT comparison website , providing in-depth technology comparisons and interactive evaluation tools … … curated and published by our community of IT experts.    “Our Bit” We’re not

What Future Comparisons Do You Want To See?


Have your say! What Comparisons do you want to see here in the future? Vote here for you favourite future comparison. Vote for one of the comparisons on the list or suggest a new one (it will be added as voting choice for future votes). What matrix topics are appropriate? WhatMatrix consultants focus on evaluating ‘information technology for the enterprise’, including on and off-premise as well as ‘software-defined’ and hardware-based solutions. Vote Now!   Need inspiration for your own