Category Archives: Virtualization

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

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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. When Microsoft released the initial version of Hyper-V, the gap was huge compared to VMware, the market leader at the

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

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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!  This has arguably not been an easy year for VMware with the dynamics of the Dell / EMC merger, vCloudAir

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

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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 are some of the new features of Red Hat Virtualization 4 – for a full list of enhancements see the

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

‘Lift and shift’ VMware workloads to the Public Cloud (IBM/ SoftLayer Update)

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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 be convinced by the fact that several analysts recently acknowledged IBM leadership in this area … but have a look at

Announcing New WhatMatrix Comparison: Disaster Recovery for Virtual Infrastructures

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) remain to be one of the hottest topic in the IT industry. At the end it’s all about the availability of the IT services that are essential for running the business in any organization. Although we tend to focus on the technological challenges BC/DR brings, business continuity is actually about how to continue the business when a big disaster strikes. This does not only bring technical challenges, but also

The Age of Software Defined Storage and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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The age of SDS & HCI (by Herman Rutten) I’ve been working in the IT industry since 1999 and not long after we all made the plunge into the new millennium, I was introduced to a thing called “shared storage”. I recall they were HP XP512’s, high-end storage systems that were very robust but at the same time quite hard to manage. Ever since that first encounter I haven’t left the world of datacenters with

Introducing the Cloud Storage Gateway comparison

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My name is Jan Hosek and I’m the Technology Consultant for the Cloud Storage Gateway comparison on WhatMatrix. I have more than 15 years IT experience, focusing mainly on virtualization solutions and was honored with the vExpert title in 2015. You can find my full Bio on Linkedin. WhatMatrix originated from VirtualizationMatrix, the journey and mission can be read here.  Personally, I have been using VirtualizationMatrix for a long time without a clue that one day

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

Roman’s work as Virtualization Technology Consultant

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Roman is the Category Consultant for the Virtualization comparison on WhatMatrix.  About Roman Roman grew up with Microsoft server administration, in 2006 he switched to VMware. He focuses on designing solutions for business continuity, high availability, disaster recovery, backup and VDI. He has a strong background and focus on hardware and VMware operating systems administration. He holds certifications from Microsoft, VMware and other industry vendors. VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCP5, VCP5-DT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, vExpert 2015.