As you probably know I’m participating in the WhatMatrix community initiative. WhatMatrix is about comparing products and solutions within different areas of the IT industry. With WhatMatrix we provide independent, unbiased information on different subject like Virtualization, Hyper Converged, Disaster Recovery, Cloud Management and more.
Amongst others my PQR co-worker Herman Rutten and myself are category consultants for respectively the Software Defined Storage/HyperConverged Infrastructure comparison and the Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments comparison. I’m also acting as a category specialist for the Cloud Management Platforms category. For a full overview of people participating in the WhatMatrix initiative, take a look here and learn who’s in the WhatMatrix team.
Recently we’ve published a couple of update on the different comparisons:
What’s New – Nutanix 4.6, VSAN 6.2, SimpliVity OmniCube (SDS Comparison updated)
Herman published an update on the HCI/SDS comparison.
VMware announced the next major step in the evolution of their SDS platform. Virtual SAN (VSAN) 6.2 introduced all-new capabilities including reduction techniques (deduplication/compression), Quality-of Service (QoS) and enhanced monitoring.
But there are also some developments at Nutanix:
Close to a week after VMware’s announcement, Nutanix released Acropolis Operating Sytem (AOS) version 4.6 for their Xtreme Compute Platform (XCP). New General Availability (GA) features include hypervisor portability, self-service file recovery, one-click firmware upgrades and enhancements to existing features like Erasure Coding. The new release also includes a few interesting Tech Preview features like native CIFS (SMB) file sharing and advanced statistics for the central management platform, PRISM. In contrast to VSAN, Nutanix’ new version of AOS has already been made available for download a few weeks back.
Zerto Virtual Replication updated to v4.5 – still leading the pack!
Recently Zerto released version 4.5 of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR).
Zerto recently made available version 4.5 of its disaster recovery solutions for VMware and Hyper-V environments and is leading the DR comparison at WhatMatrix, however VMware’s Site Recovery Manager DR is very close if we look at the WhatMatrix score. Microsoft is a little behind, but stay tuned for another update on the comparison that will include Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (used for orchestration and as a replication target). This will certainly improves Microsoft’s WhatMatrix score.
Next step is to add DRaaS solutions and compare them with the existing DR solutions in the comparison. Stay tuned!
VMware vRealize Suite 7 now part of the WhatMatrix Cloud Management Platforms comparison
I’ve also added vRealize Suite 7 to the Cloud Management Platforms comparison at WhatMatrix:
As of today VMware vRealize Suite 7 is part of the cloud management platforms comparison at whatmatrix.com. With the second highest WhatMatrix Score®, VMware provides a complete offering in the CMP space. As stated before, specifically the advanced and enterprise version offers a complete set of features and provide integration options with VMware’s own solutions as well as 3rd party platform such as Amazon Web Services, KVM, OpenStack and more. I’ve also included the standard edition in the comparison for completeness and to maximise comparison options.
That’s it! Stay tuned through twitter for updates.