Yearly Archives: 2016

SDS/HCI UPDATE – NUTANIX AOS 5.0 Now Live for Comparison!

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Every last quarter of the year the storage industry is thriving with energy. Most storage vendors release new hardware platforms and/or new major software enhancements. 2016 has proved to be no different.  Cisco HyperFlex 1.8 (GA September), Atlantis HyperScale HS-338 (GA October), Microsoft S2D 1.0 (GA October), VMware vSAN 6.5 (GA November), SimpliVity 3.5.3 (GA November),), Atlantis USX 3.5.1 (GA December), VxRail 4.0 (GA December), and now Nutanix AOS 5.0 (GA December). With the release

A Data Engineer’s Guide To Non-Traditional Data Storages

BY KEN HU – DATA SCIENTIST @ TOPTAL (WhatMatrix Affiliate) Data Engineering With the rise of big data and data science, many engineering roles are being challenged and expanded. One new-age role is data engineering. Originally, the purpose of data engineering was the loading of external data sources and the designing of databases (designing and developing pipelines to collect, manipulate, store, and analyze data). It has since grown to support the volume and complexity of big

Kemp Load Balancers now available for comparison in ADC Category!

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We are please to announce the availability of KEMP load balancers in the ADC comparison category, which now allows you to compare some of the leading players in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) category. For those less familiar with KEMP – they’ve been in the ADC market for over 15 years, focussing on advanced Layer 2 – 7 ADC capaility and application-centric load balancing. Kemp are seen by many in the industry  as “one to

New CliQr Cloudcenter 4.6 evaluation in CMP

  We are please to announce the addition of Cliqr Cloudcenter evaluation to our cloud management platform category. Recently acquired by Cisco, CliQr Cloudcenter provides a platform for the management of cloud infrastructure and application life cycles. Used by both enterprises and services providers, Cloudcenter is available as both SaaS and on-premise deployment. Head over to our CMP comparison to check our how our category consultant, Ephraim Baron, rates their current 4.6 release against areas

2017: What virtualization to pick – MS Hyper-V 2016 or VMware vSPhere 6x, or … ?

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Hyper-V / WS 2016 has been added to our ‘always online’ virtualization category.Compare it now!The first release of Hyper-V was provided with Windows Server 2008 a long time ago now, when dinosaurs were still roaming earth. Since the initial version of Hyper-V, Microsoft has improved and added a lot of new features to this hypervisor. When Microsoft released the initial version of Hyper-V, the gap was huge compared to VMware, the market leader at the

VMware SRM 6.5 takes top spot in ‘Disaster Recovery’

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We are please to announce the addition of VMware’s SRM 6.5 and vSphere Replication 6.5 in the “DR for virtual environments” category. These are the latest releases from VMware and you will find that SRM has (just) taken the top spot in the comparison scores, reflecting the latest enhancements. Head over to our “always online” comparison for all the details or to print an evaluation report – LinkIn addition to the product updates, category consultant

What virtualization platform in 2017? How does VMware vSphere 6.5 fare?!

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We’re glad to announce a major update to the ‘Virtualization Platform’ comparison. VMware has been updated with the latest vSphere 6.5  features set and the available product editions have been adjusted accordingly. Compare it now here: https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/Virtualization.   Also keep your eyes peeled for another (soon to come) update: Hyper-V Virtualization in Windows Server 2016!  This has arguably not been an easy year for VMware with the dynamics of the Dell / EMC merger, vCloudAir

What Backup solution? Vembu BDR Suite added to WhatMatrix Backup comparison.

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Today we announce the addition of Vembu to the ‘What Backup‘ comparison, allowing you to explore & compare Vembu’s BDR Suite with other backup solution. For those wondering whether Vembu is a new player in Backup & DR market – they’ve actually been in the business for over 12 years (although operating under a different business model). Vembu aims to provide ‘enterprise-like’ features to smaller & medium businesses at an attractive price point! So what sets Vembu apart… ? Vembu’s

First Look! Compare Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) on WhatMatrix!

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I’m happy to announce the availability of a new comparison category – starting today you will be able to compare various Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) solutions on WhatMatrix! While I’ve been working with ADCs for a long time,  I’ve invested a significant amount of time into this initiative over the last 6 months. No, not just gathering theoretical data, but also performing some in-depth testing to get a better feel for each product. Thanks to the listed vendors for providing

What’s for you … DR or DRaaS? Review the latest updates to the WhatMatrix DR comparison!

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Today we’re proud to publish the latest update on the Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments at WhatMatrix.com! In this latest release you will find two Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions next to the updated on-premises DR solutions. As a first step we’ve added DRaaS solutions of both Microsoft and VMware, to be more specific: Azure Site Recovery and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. For many organizations DRaaS is a first step when adopting cloud solutions, you can