Category Archives: All Cloud

A Guide to CloudKit: How to Sync User Data Across iOS Devices

BY PAUL YOUNG – FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL #Apple #CloudKit #iOS   These days, modern mobile application development requires a well thought-out plan for keeping user data in sync across various devices. This is a thorny problem with many gotchas and pitfalls, but users expect the feature, and expect it to work well. For

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

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

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

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

‘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

What Cloud Storage System to pick in 2016?

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,

‘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

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

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