Yearly Archives: 2017

Alibaba Now Evaluated in WhatMatrix Public Cloud Comparison

First established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud is one of the longest running public cloud providers and has come to dominate the market in China. While lagging against the global market leaders, their expansion last year into US and European datacenter locations shows their broader ambitions to secure a larger presence in the global public cloud

And the Community Award for Best CMP goes to …

It’s been a big update to our ‘What CMP’ comparison, a complete review of the evaluation criteria, tied to a re-evaluation of all listed vendors and products through our community consultants. It was a recognition of the quickly evolving CMP landscape and the sheer breadth of use cases that Cloud Management Platforms are expected to

VMware launches vRealize Suite 2017 – how does it fare?

With new evaluation criteria added to our Cloud Management Platform (CMP) comparison at WhatMatrix, it was time to (re)evaluate the latest versions of the different CMP solutions that are included in the comparision. Recently VMware released vRealize Suite 2017, that includes the latest version of the four products that make up this suite. vRealize Suite 2017

SDS & HCI Post-Summer Update (+ early “welcome” to Pivot3)

You normally would expect the summer to be a quiet period, even for the IT industry. But market dynamics just won’t allow it so it would seem, at least when in comes to the SDS/HCI space. Apart from new software releases there was also the occasional company-related news that made the headlines during the summer

Embotics Introduces Enhanced Cloud Governance and Cost Optimization Capabilities

Embotics vCommander has been updated to version 6.1 and it went straight into the top 3 of our CMP comparison after being evaluated by our CMP team.  vCommander leverages a set of multi-hypervisor virtualization and cloud management capabilities to allow organizations build and implement the framework, DevOps processes, automation, policies, and cloud governance that can result in

Red Hat CloudForms – Powerful Cloud Automation (Not Just for Developers)

Looking back at the various releases of virtualization and cloud management applications that we have evaluated, we believe Red Hat has come a long way. As a company they have focused on adjusting to evolving market demands and changing perception of “open-source” in the industry. From our recent evaluations of our Red Hat’s virtualization platform capabilities and Red Hat’s Cloud Management

Cisco CloudCenter Solidifies Place as leading CMP Solution

Today we have published the latest updates to the Cisco CloudCenter evaluation, reflecting the most recent capabilities of its 4.8.x release. It is also the first product evaluation that we publicly disclose after our CMP taxonomy update documented in detail here. Cisco CloudCenter has made significant progress since the acquisition of CliQr almost exactly 18 months

How to evaluate Cloud Management Platforms?

The promise and the challenge of technology is that it is constantly evolving.  We are very conscious of this at WhatMatrix.  Evaluation criteria are under constant review, as they would otherwise quickly lose their relevance. In the case of our Cloud Management Platform comparison, the team has been working on a number of significant updates to

What Public Cloud? New Independent Comparison launched!

Announcing the Preview Release of Our Latest Comparison: Public Cloud – Compute  #Google Compute vs AWS vs MS Azure vs IBM Cloud  WhatMatrix is a community-based IT solutions comparison site.  Our contributing consultants are technology experts who have deep experience with the products they evaluate.  Based on the enthusiastic feedback we’re receiving from users and

Amazon, Google & Microsoft Clouds – How to evaluate the new “Technology Gatekeepers”

Classic IT careers (operating on-premises IT) are disappearing faster than you can say “cloud”. IT professionals with established industry profiles are increasingly absorbed into (often comparably “faceless”) ranks of large public cloud providers. IT Vendors accustomed to launching new products in collaboration with a wide range of potential IT providers see their ‘routes to market’ narrow dramatically. IT consumers are faced

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