Yearly Archives: 2016

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

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

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

Kemp Load Balancers now available for comparison in ADC Category!

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

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

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

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

VMware SRM 6.5 takes top spot in ‘Disaster Recovery’

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”

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

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!

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

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,

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

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

Cisco HyperFlex: better than everyone else?

Although the Cisco HyperFlex (HX) platform was announced March 1st 2016, the story behind it began several years earlier with Springpath, the software powering the hyper-converged appliances. Springpath, an independent software company, was officially founded in May 2012. After a development period of almost 3 years (which is pretty normal when comparing this to similar

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