Category Archives: Public Cloud

Alibaba Now Evaluated in WhatMatrix Public Cloud Comparison

First established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud is one of the longest running public cloud providers and has come to dominate the market in China. While lagging against the global market leaders, their expansion last year into US and European datacenter locations shows their broader ambitions to secure a larger presence in the global public cloud

What Public Cloud? New Independent Comparison launched!

Announcing the Preview Release of Our Latest Comparison: Public Cloud – Compute  #Google Compute vs AWS vs MS Azure vs IBM Cloud  WhatMatrix is a community-based IT solutions comparison site.  Our contributing consultants are technology experts who have deep experience with the products they evaluate.  Based on the enthusiastic feedback we’re receiving from users and

Amazon, Google & Microsoft Clouds – How to evaluate the new “Technology Gatekeepers”

Classic IT careers (operating on-premises IT) are disappearing faster than you can say “cloud”. IT professionals with established industry profiles are increasingly absorbed into (often comparably “faceless”) ranks of large public cloud providers. IT Vendors accustomed to launching new products in collaboration with a wide range of potential IT providers see their ‘routes to market’ narrow dramatically. IT consumers are faced

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 more

What’s for you … DR or DRaaS? Review the latest updates to the WhatMatrix DR comparison!

Today we’re proud to publish the latest update on the Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments at WhatMatrix.com! In this latest release you will find two Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions next to the updated on-premises DR solutions. As a first step we’ve added DRaaS solutions of both Microsoft and VMware, to be more specific: Azure

‘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

Google Cloud Source Repositories vs. Bitbucket vs. GitHub: A Worthy Alternative?

Without much fanfare, Google introduced a new version control platform, hosted on its vast cloud. If this sounds somewhat familiar, you may be thinking of Google Code, which is now defunct. The big difference is that Google’s new Cloud Source Repositories is a git platform, which means it is a lot more flexible (and useful)

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

‘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

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