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WhatMatrix has evolved from the popular VirtualizationMatrix and is the first crowdsourced-powered IT comparison community and is changing the consultancy landscape. By providing curated, free and "always-online" technology comparisons by respected industry experts, WhatMatrix significantly reduces the time and cost spent on researching suitable technologies to solve today’s business challenges. Being involved with WhatMatrix instantly raises the profile for both vendors and contributing consultants alike.

Cisco CloudCenter Solidifies Place as leading CMP Solution

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Today we have published the latest updates to the Cisco CloudCenter evaluation, reflecting the most recent capabilities of its 4.8.x release. It is also the first product evaluation that we publicly disclose after our CMP taxonomy update documented in detail here. Cisco CloudCenter has made significant progress since the acquisition of CliQr almost exactly 18 […]

What Public Cloud? New Independent Comparison launched!

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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”

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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 […]

Why trust us? + New Cisco Hyperflex 2.5, updated HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix and Microsoft S2D

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“Trusted Comparisons” ..? So who keeps us “straight” ..? The answer might surprise you … yes, our independent Category Consultants and Product Consultants do an incredible job creating, expanding and maintaining the WhatMatrix comparisons. But you would not believe the amount of feedback we receive on a daily basis from visitors like yourself, our extended community! […]

DataCore makes a majestical entrance into the WhatMatrix SDS/HCI category

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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 at history, it has to be said that this seemingly new and fresh approach to storage is actually not that new at all. Software-defined storage initiatives […]

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

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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!

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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!!

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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

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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. Runecast leverages the VMware knowledge base, existing best practices and security hardening guides. In this blogpost I will have a […]

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

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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 […]

VMware vSAN 6.6, HPE Simplivity 380, Cisco HyperFlex 2.1 updated in online SDS & HCI comparison!

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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 […]

RightScale moves into Top3 in Cloud Management Platforms + “Welcome Sheldon Lee-Wen”

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We are delighted to welcome Sheldon Lee-Wen to our growing band of community-consultants at WhatMatrix. Sheldon joins the team of consultants driving the comparison of Cloud Management Platforms. Sheldon has extensive experience using CMP’s through his role as Director of Enterprise Architecture at CGI with particular insight into the RightScale Platform. With Sheldon’s input we have […]

“SDS & Hyper-Converged” Comparison updated with Nutanix AOS 5.1

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A quick post to confirm the update of the Nutanix comparison listing with the capabilities added with AOS 5.1. You can select the 5.1 related editions from the dropdown menu at https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/SDS-and-HCI – check it out now! All credits to Category Consultant Herman Rutten and to all community members that submitted feedback and change requests – thanks […]

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

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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 […]

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