Category Archives: Virtualization

Want the best graphical user experience? Five cool features in XenXerver 7.2

The WhatMatrix team is glad to announce the formal update of XenServer to version 7.2 in our Virtualization comparison – bringing all versions up to the latest releases for comparison. The latest XenServer release comes with an array of improvements that further simplify the user experience and enable even greater platform management scalability. XenServer 7.2

What Virtualization Platform 2017? Red Hat moves into “Top 3” with RHV 4.1!

Red Hat has done a remarkable job evolving its Virtualization platform over the recent years. While (some) vendors started to sacrifice features or shifted focus onto wider cloud management aspects, Red Hat rightly emphazises that Virtualization continues to be a critical core technology of today’s datacenters. The 4.1 release recently made available, continues to stand

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

A closer look at Runecast Analyzer

[Thanks to Category Consultant Viktor van den Berg for sharing his experience with Runecast – article published first here] Last year at VMworld I talked to the guys of Runecast. Runecast’s primary solution is the Runecast Analyzer. Runecast Analyzer analyses your vSphere environment and will provide you with suggestions on how to optimize the environment.

Virtualization Comparison updated with latest Citrix XenServer 7.1 – check it out!

We are glad to announce the addition of XenServer 7.1 to the Virtualization Category – explore the popular XenServer and compare it with other Virtualization solutions here: https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/VirtualizationThe latest XenServer release introduces a number of industry-unique features and has an even tighter alignment  with Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop. Citrix is clearly focused on positioning XenServer 7.1 as the

2017: What virtualization to pick – MS Hyper-V 2016 or VMware vSPhere 6x, or … ?

Hyper-V / WS 2016 has been added to our ‘always online’ virtualization category.Compare it now!The first release of Hyper-V was provided with Windows Server 2008 a long time ago now, when dinosaurs were still roaming earth. Since the initial version of Hyper-V, Microsoft has improved and added a lot of new features to this hypervisor.

What virtualization platform in 2017? How does VMware vSphere 6.5 fare?!

We’re glad to announce a major update to the ‘Virtualization Platform’ comparison. VMware has been updated with the latest vSphere 6.5  features set and the available product editions have been adjusted accordingly. Compare it now here: https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/Virtualization.   Also keep your eyes peeled for another (soon to come) update: Hyper-V Virtualization in Windows Server 2016! 

Red Hat Virtualization 4: Great new Features with the 10th Release – Comparison Matrix updated!

Red Hat has updated its Virtualization Platform with the 10th (!) major release – introducing a significant number of new features alongside the (subtle) re-branding to RHV (from RHEV). Our popular “Virtualization Platform” comparison has been updated accordingly! HERE you can directly compare Red Hat’s feature set with VMware’s, Microsoft’s, Citrix’s etc and print evaluation reports. Here

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 not

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