Category Archives: CMPs

New: “Cloud Management Platform” updates – compare CloudBolt 7.2 & Oracle EMCC 13c!!

The fast pace of the Cloud Management Platforms (CMP) market is certainly keeping our community busy. Last week Ronald provided an update on Cisco CloudCenter and this week we have updates for Cloudbolt and Oracle to cover their latest CMP releases. With their 7.2 release, CloudBolt continues to expand their scope of capabilities. They have

Whats New in Cisco CloudCenter (guess what feature they have dropped..?)

Our CMP consultant, Ronald van Vugt has just published an updated evaluation of the latest release of Cisco CloudCenter (ver 4.8). Head over to the comparison to check out his evaluation of its capabilities which highlights its latest improvements in VM orchestration and management. You can quickly scan for fundamentally new capabilities by looking out

RightScale moves into Top3 in Cloud Management Platforms + “Welcome Sheldon Lee-Wen”

We are delighted to welcome Sheldon Lee-Wen to our growing band of community-consultants at WhatMatrix. Sheldon joins the team of consultants driving the comparison of Cloud Management Platforms. Sheldon has extensive experience using CMP’s through his role as Director of Enterprise Architecture at CGI with particular insight into the RightScale Platform.https://allweednews.com With Sheldon’s input we have

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

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

Going for the Gold

The upcoming start to the Summer Olympics got me thinking about … technology.  If that sounds a bit random, bear with me.  By and large, sports have rules to make comparisons fair.  Nearly all sports – with the possible exception of rhythmic gymnastics – have an objective basis for comparison.  Judges, referees, linesmen, and timekeepers

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

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

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