Category Archives: All Cloud

Java in the Cloud: Continuous Integration Setup Tutorial


BY MATKO ŠUFLAJ – FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL Year after year, we bear witness to the increasingly rapid evolution of the IT industry. It has now been more than two decades since the groundbreaking slogan ”Write once, run anywhere“ set a whole new level of expectation for the software development community. And here we are today, with a resulting, ever-expanding set of tools that have collectively taken Java development in particular, and software development

Cisco CloudCenter / CliQr 4.7 update in “What CMP?”(and introducing Ronald van Vugt)


We are delighted to welcome Ronald van Vugt to our growing band of Community consultants at WhatMatrix. Ronald joins the team driving our Cloud Management Platforms category and is taking ownership of the Cisco CloudCenter evaluation (previously named CliQr). Ronald has just posted an update which covers the latest 4.7 release and includes new features such as new cloud regions, accounts for the storage cost and enabling OS Firewall (iptables) to Ensure OS-level Protection. See

Developing for the Cloud in the Cloud: BigData Development with Docker in AWS


BY MICHELE SCIABARRA – FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL #AWS #BigData #Cloud #Docker #Scala   Why you may need it? I am a developer, and I work daily in Integrated Development Environments (IDE), such as Intellij IDEA or Eclipse. These IDEs are desktop applications. Since the advent of Google Documents, I have seen more and more people moving their work from desktop versions of Word or Excel to the cloud using an online equivalent of

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

‘What Cloud Management Platform?’ 2016/17 – Consult our Expanding ‘CMP’ Category …


When referring to accelerated change, people often talk of dog years or Internet time.  The latter is particularly apt to modern life, where the half-life of technology can be amazingly short.  Simply put, information that isn’t kept current quickly becomes irrelevant.  At WhatMatrix, we recognize the need to continually maintain our categories and products.  And so we’re pleased to announce the latest update to our Cloud Management Platform (CMP) comparison. Major changes include the addition

What Cloud Storage System to pick in 2016?

Supplier touching CLOUD STORAGE GATEWAY on a virtual screen. Business metaphor and information technology concept for a network appliance or server complementing cloud storage services. Copy space.

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

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


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

Embotics vCommander added to WhatMatrix – straight into Top 3 in CMP category


We welcome Embotics to our Cloud Management Platform evaluation category. We’ve added their Cloud Management Software vCommander version 5.6.3 to our technical comparison and after evaluating its capabilities it went straight into the “top 3″ of the category, reflecting the increasing capabilities of Embotics.   One of the (differentiating) key value propositions of vCommander is the ease-of-use and simplicity of the initial set-up compared to some of its competitors. Embotics describes vCommander as an “easy-to-use,

VMware vRealize Suite 7 now part of the WhatMatrix Cloud Management Platforms comparison


A couple of weeks ago VMware announced VMware vRealize Suite 7. vRealize Suite is VMware’s cloud management platform and (of course) supports VMware platforms, as well as 3rd party cloud and virtualization solutions. With the introduction of vRealize Suite 7, VMware provides a more coherent offering: both the vRealize Suite and the vCloud Suite include exactly the same products. There’s one big difference; the vSphere license is included in the vCloud Suite, while the vRealize Suite

Announcing New Comparison: Cloud Management Platforms!


How Cloud Computing is Transforming IT I’ve spent more than 20 years in IT operations.  In that time, computing technology has changed dramatically.  However, some things have remained relatively constant.  IT operations sits at a nexus of negativity.  From a business perspective, operations is overhead and its value is difficult to quantify/justify.  From a developer perspective, operational standards are needlessly strict and limiting.  From a user/requester perspective, IT is a maddening black box where requests