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

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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 Report, these reports include key industry trends, top-level analysis of vendor capabilities and a forward looking view that will enable

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

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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 system (VMs) on a single host. VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V are the leader in this market segment.Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Cisco CloudCenter / CliQr 4.7 update in “What CMP?”(and introducing Ronald van Vugt)

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We are delighted to welcome Ronald van Vugt to our growing band of Community consultants at WhatMatrix. Ronald joins the team driving our Cloud Management Platforms category and is taking ownership of the Cisco CloudCenter evaluation (previously named CliQr). Ronald has just posted an update which covers the latest 4.7 release and includes new features such as new cloud regions, accounts for the storage cost and enabling OS Firewall (iptables) to Ensure OS-level Protection. See

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

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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 Lead Consultant Herman Rutten for providing the latest updates to the respective technology tracks – access the updated online comparison

SDS/HCI UPDATE – NUTANIX AOS 5.0 Now Live for Comparison!

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Every last quarter of the year the storage industry is thriving with energy. Most storage vendors release new hardware platforms and/or new major software enhancements. 2016 has proved to be no different.  Cisco HyperFlex 1.8 (GA September), Atlantis HyperScale HS-338 (GA October), Microsoft S2D 1.0 (GA October), VMware vSAN 6.5 (GA November), SimpliVity 3.5.3 (GA November),), Atlantis USX 3.5.1 (GA December), VxRail 4.0 (GA December), and now Nutanix AOS 5.0 (GA December). With the release

Kemp Load Balancers now available for comparison in ADC Category!

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We are please to announce the availability of KEMP load balancers in the ADC comparison category, which now allows you to compare some of the leading players in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) category. For those less familiar with KEMP – they’ve been in the ADC market for over 15 years, focussing on advanced Layer 2 – 7 ADC capaility and application-centric load balancing. Kemp are seen by many in the industry  as “one to

New CliQr Cloudcenter 4.6 evaluation in CMP

  We are please to announce the addition of Cliqr Cloudcenter evaluation to our cloud management platform category. Recently acquired by Cisco, CliQr Cloudcenter provides a platform for the management of cloud infrastructure and application life cycles. Used by both enterprises and services providers, Cloudcenter is available as both SaaS and on-premise deployment. Head over to our CMP comparison to check our how our category consultant, Ephraim Baron, rates their current 4.6 release against areas

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

VMware SRM 6.5 takes top spot in ‘Disaster Recovery’

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We are please to announce the addition of VMware’s SRM 6.5 and vSphere Replication 6.5 in the “DR for virtual environments” category. These are the latest releases from VMware and you will find that SRM has (just) taken the top spot in the comparison scores, reflecting the latest enhancements. Head over to our “always online” comparison for all the details or to print an evaluation report – LinkIn addition to the product updates, category consultant

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