LONDON, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
New Categories Announced, new Consultants Signed up, Increased Vendor Support
WhatMatrix - the crowdsourced consultancy community platform - today announced 6 new comparison categories have been published, 8 new category consultants and vendor endorsement for its disruptive IT comparison website. The number of viewers of the site has grown exponentially since launching in December, indicating that IT professionals are looking for insightful, unbiased and independent information.
The website provides free and intuitive access to an increasing number of "always on-line" comparisons, enabling businesses to make IT purchase decisions, create solution proposals and perform technical product research. The platform also provides vendors with a ground-breaking way to increase brand visibility and articulate product value.
"For us at SimpliVity, we work with WhatMatrix to provide pre-GA updates, working with the category owner and then ensuring we validate the published information in technical review sessions," commented Katie Curtin-Mestre, VP of Product Marketing and Content, SimpliVity. "Hyperconverged infrastructure is just starting to enter mainstream adoption, so we appreciate all the work WhatMatrix and, in particular the SDS & HCI category consultant, Herman Rutten, do to help educate the community."
Since December 2015, WhatMatrix has published 6 new comparisons:
- New: Software Defined Storage & Hyperconverged Systems
- Cloud Storage Gateways
- Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments
- Cloud Management Platforms
- Backup in Virtual Environments
- Virtualization Platforms
"More and more customers are using Software Defined Storage and Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for their virtual desktop and datacenter solutions," said Ruben Spruijt, Field CTO, Atlantis Computing. "There is a clear demand for unbiased and independent information. WhatMatrix is the most comprehensive, unbiased community platform that shares unique insights about today's leading SDS and HCI technology solutions."
Further new comparisons are in the pipeline for publishing in the coming weeks include
- All Flash Arrays, Application Delivery Controllers
- Enterprise Mobility Management / Unified Device Management
- Software Defined Networking
In addition to the category updates, the WhatMatrix platform was also updated with significant functionality & usability enhancements, including community driven curation and the ability to generate an evaluation report. New features coming soon include generation of custom reports, review and rating of products and the customization of evaluation criteria based on viewer's use cases.
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. For more information visit http://www.whatmatrix.com
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