Category Archives: CMPs

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

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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

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 …

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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

Going for the Gold

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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 are given clear criteria that they monitor throughout the contest.  Competitors who are faster, higher, or stronger win. “No one

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

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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

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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!

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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

New – ‘Print Report’ now available! Export your Comparison Results.

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Many of you asked for the capability to print or export a report for the performed comparison. The report should also include details on any improvements that have been applied using our “Stackbuilder“. Good news – you can now create and print reports directly from any of our comparison pages! Use them as deliverable for your consultancy engagement, RFI attachment or research document. And did we mention all of this is free …?  The top section of