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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.

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! […]

What Backup solution? Vembu BDR Suite added to WhatMatrix Backup comparison.

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Today we announce the addition of Vembu to the ‘What Backup‘ comparison, allowing you to explore & compare Vembu’s BDR Suite with other backup solution. For those wondering whether Vembu is a new player in Backup & DR market – they’ve actually been in the business for over 12 years (although operating under a different business model). Vembu aims […]

First Look! Compare Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) on WhatMatrix!

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I’m happy to announce the availability of a new comparison category – starting today you will be able to compare various Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) solutions on WhatMatrix! While I’ve been working with ADCs for a long time,  I’ve invested a significant amount of time into this initiative over the last 6 months. No, not just gathering theoretical data, […]

What’s for you … DR or DRaaS? Review the latest updates to the WhatMatrix DR comparison!

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Today we’re proud to publish the latest update on the Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments at WhatMatrix.com! In this latest release you will find two Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions next to the updated on-premises DR solutions. As a first step we’ve added DRaaS solutions of both Microsoft and VMware, to be more specific: Azure […]

Cisco HyperFlex: better than everyone else?

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Although the Cisco HyperFlex (HX) platform was announced March 1st 2016, the story behind it began several years earlier with Springpath, the software powering the hyper-converged appliances. Springpath, an independent software company, was officially founded in May 2012. After a development period of almost 3 years (which is pretty normal when comparing this to similar […]

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 […]

Google Cloud Source Repositories vs. Bitbucket vs. GitHub: A Worthy Alternative?

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Without much fanfare, Google introduced a new version control platform, hosted on its vast cloud. If this sounds somewhat familiar, you may be thinking of Google Code, which is now defunct. The big difference is that Google’s new Cloud Source Repositories is a git platform, which means it is a lot more flexible (and useful) […]

New! Compare SDS and HCI solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on WhatMatrix.com (StoreVirtual VSA, HPE HC380, HPE HC250)

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HPE entered the SDS/HCI market with their acquisition of LeftHand Networks halfway through 2008. LeftHand Networks, founded in 1999, is a noticeable name as the company pioneered iSCSI storage and eventually ventured into software-based SANs running on commodity servers back in 2007. The SDS solution was initially dubbed Virtual Server Array (VSA). With the acquisition […]

New: Compare Leading ‘Unified Device Management’ Solutions at WhatMatrix!

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Mobility has become an integral part of our personal lives and we see these consumer-driven approaches being pushed in to the Enterprise. The new reality is that multiple communication devices are no longer an “option”, they have become a common business need. A large portion of the information flow and collaboration activity now happens via small […]

What Cloud Storage System to pick in 2016?

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The Cloud Storage Gateway comparison has been updated with the latest available product details! 13 new products have been added to the previously available – bringing the total up to 49 products from 8 main Cloud Storage Gateway vendors! We have also introduced one significant enhancement in the comparison. You can now clearly distinguish between physical, […]

Why Should Java Developers Give Grails a Chance?

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Java has an ecosystem that has matured through years of development, establishing it as one of the most reliable platforms out there. Yet it lacks the means necessary to get the job done quickly, especially for things like web applications. In an attempt to avoid frustrations with these types of issues, developers often opt instead […]

ScaleIO (EMC) added to SDS/HCI Matrix – explore it now!

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The ScaleIO company as well as software defined storage (SDS) technology it devised, have been around longer than most others in the market today. ScaleIO for example released its first GA product to the market early 2011 whereas Nutanix did the same thing late that same year. ScaleIO’s technology didn’t go unnoticed within the industry […]

SDS / HCI comparison updated with Nutanix XCP v4.7 release

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There have been some interesting features introduced in Nutanix’ Extreme Compute Platform (XCP) v4.7 release. For example, Nutanix has broadened its aim by not only including virtualization platforms, but serving storage to bare metal (physical server) platforms as well. With Acropolis Block Services (ABS) in v4.7 you can now create iSCSI LUNs and present these to both […]

The Pleasure and Peril of IT Comparison Shopping

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Making decisions about IT infrastructure purchases is hard. There are many interlocked decisions to be made, each of which has multiple requirements. Often, a collection of compromises must occur. For the business project owner with little IT knowledge, it may seem far too complicated. It would be great to have tools that simplify these decisions and reduce the work […]

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