Category Archives: CMPs

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

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

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

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. With Sheldon’s input we have

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

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

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