Category Archives: Site Updates

How to evaluate Cloud Management Platforms?

The promise and the challenge of technology is that it is constantly evolving.  We are very conscious of this at WhatMatrix.  Evaluation criteria are under constant review, as they would otherwise quickly lose their relevance. In the case of our Cloud Management Platform comparison, the team has been working on a number of significant updates to

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

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

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

Whats New in Cisco CloudCenter (guess what feature they have dropped..?)

Our CMP consultant, Ronald van Vugt has just published an updated evaluation of the latest release of Cisco CloudCenter (ver 4.8). Head over to the comparison to check out his evaluation of its capabilities which highlights its latest improvements in VM orchestration and management. You can quickly scan for fundamentally new capabilities by looking out

Thank You! Recognition for WhatMatrix Community – Runner Up at DCS awards 2017!!

We had a great night at the DCS Awards yesterday, coming Runner Up in the crowded Special Awards “Innovation” category – amazing!!!https://weedgrowhub.com We wanted to say THANKS to everyone who supported our nomination and ongoing efforts, whether site visitor, affiliate, vendor or contributing consultant – this is fantastic recognition for all of us! A great

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

Cisco committed to closing the (hyper-converged) gap with the competition

If you’ve read the WhatMatrix SDS/HCI Landscape Q1 2017 report, you will have noticed that Cisco HyperFlex had to ‘up the game’ a bit throughout 2017 in order to rival some of the competition’s broad functionality and feature set. If on the other hand you have not yet had a chance to check out the

VMware vRealize Suite 7 now part of the WhatMatrix Cloud Management Platforms comparison

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

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