Category Archives: Hyper-converged

Why trust us? + New Cisco Hyperflex 2.5, updated HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix and Microsoft S2D

“Trusted Comparisons” ..? So who keeps us “straight” ..? The answer might surprise you … yes, our independent Category Consultants and Product Consultants do an incredible job creating, expanding and maintaining the WhatMatrix comparisons. But you would not believe the amount of feedback we receive on a daily basis from visitors like yourself, our extended community!

DataCore makes a majestical entrance into the WhatMatrix SDS/HCI category

Kings and knights beware! All hail the queen of software-defined storage, as DataCore SANsymphony positions itself as a new top-ranking software-defined storage platform in the WhatMatrix comparisons Quick history lesson Since 2010 many promising startup companies have emerged showing us new software-defined and hyper-converged ways to implement storage into our ever-growing enterprise IT environments. However, looking back

vSAN 6.6, HPE Simplivity 380, Cisco HyperFlex 2.1 updated in online SDS & HCI comparison!

In our ongoing efforts to provide you with the industry’s most current and “always-online” product evaluations for your technology decisions, the online SDS & HCI comparison has been updated with a number of recent product releases. In addition category consultant Herman Rutten has expanded the comparison with a new evaluation criteria “Stretched Cluster Data Redundancy” and introduced

“SDS & Hyper-Converged” Comparison updated with Nutanix AOS 5.1

A quick post to confirm the update of the Nutanix comparison listing with the capabilities added with AOS 5.1. You can select the 5.1 related editions from the dropdown menu at https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/SDS-and-HCI – check it out now! All credits to Category Consultant Herman Rutten and to all community members that submitted feedback and change requests – thanks

WhatMatrix announces new ‘SDS & HCI Landscape Report 2017’ (free access for limited time)

Our community is excited to announce the release of the first WhatMatrix ‘Landscape Report – created by Category Consultant Herman Rutten. Landscape Reports provide an “in-time” snapshot analysis, complementing the currency and technical depth of our ‘always online’ comparisons with a “reflective” summary view of the entire industry segment. Starting with the SDS & HCI Landscape

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) – how does it compare??

Software-Defined approaches have been embraced widely over the recent years. These models provides increased flexibility, simplification, consolidation and scalability over traditional approaches. Instead of deploying specialized hardware devices (e.g. appliances), Software-Defined models enable the management of network, storage and compute in a software-oriented manner. Software-Defined Compute (SDC) provides hardware virtualization to run many isolated operating

Turbulent times for HCI … online comparison updated with SimpliVity 3.6.1 and Atlantis HyperScale HS-339

With significant changes occurring almost daily in the SDS / HCI market (HPE’s acquisition announcement of SimpliVity yesterday proves this once again) – our “always online” comparisons seem to become more relevant with every passing day! Visitor numbers and “open community curation” have increased significantly (thanks to all – please keep it coming!!) Thanks to

Cisco HyperFlex: better than everyone else?

Although the Cisco HyperFlex (HX) platform was announced March 1st 2016, the story behind it began several years earlier with Springpath, the software powering the hyper-converged appliances. Springpath, an independent software company, was officially founded in May 2012. After a development period of almost 3 years (which is pretty normal when comparing this to similar

New! Compare SDS and HCI solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on WhatMatrix.com (StoreVirtual VSA, HPE HC380, HPE HC250)

HPE entered the SDS/HCI market with their acquisition of LeftHand Networks halfway through 2008. LeftHand Networks, founded in 1999, is a noticeable name as the company pioneered iSCSI storage and eventually ventured into software-based SANs running on commodity servers back in 2007. The SDS solution was initially dubbed Virtual Server Array (VSA). With the acquisition

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