Cloud Management Platforms

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IBM Turbonomic

IBM Turbonomic is a performance and cost optimization platform for public, private, and hybrid clouds used by cloud, infrastructure operations, and architecture to assure application performance while eliminating inefficiencies by dynamically resourcing applications through automated…

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Rubrik

Rubrik is cloud data management and enterprise backup software provided by Palo Alto-based Rubrik, Inc. It is a software platform that provides backup, instant recovery, archival, search, analytics, compliance, and copy data management in one secure fabric across data centers and…

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IBM Turbonomic

IBM Turbonomic is a performance and cost optimization platform for public, private, and hybrid clouds used by cloud, infrastructure operations, and architecture to assure application performance while eliminating inefficiencies by dynamically resourcing applications through automated…

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Rubrik

Rubrik is cloud data management and enterprise backup software provided by Palo Alto-based Rubrik, Inc. It is a software platform that provides backup, instant recovery, archival, search, analytics, compliance, and copy data management in one secure fabric across data centers and…

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Cohesity

Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Cohesity protects the world’s most critical data workloads across on-prem, cloud-native, and SaaS with backup and recovery, threat intelligence, cyber vaulting, files and objects, and recovery orchestration.

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Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a native AWS monitoring tool for AWS programs. It provides data collection and resource monitoring capabilities.

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F5 Distributed Cloud Network Connect

F5 Distributed Cloud Network Connect is a solution used to more easily and securely network across public clouds, hybrid clouds, and edge sites via an agile SaaS-based service. Users can rapidly connect instances deployed across multiple cloud regions and/or different cloud providers…

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Serverless360

Serverless360 is a platform to manage and monitor Azure Serverless components related to enterprise integration. In a real-time scenario, the integrated cloud applications are not built with a single technology stack, it typically involves at least 3 or 4 different Azure Services.…

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AWS Config

Amazon Web Services offers AWS Config, a service that provides monitoring and assessment of AWS resource configurations to support compliance auditing, change management and troubleshooting, with resource histories and comparison of historical configurations against planned configurations.…

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vRealize Operations (discontinued)

vRealize Operations, or Aria Operations, provided simplified and automated IT Operations Management across private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, and visibility into the entire tech stack, including all physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure components. The product is…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is a cloud management offering.

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VMware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) is a cloud service-delivery platform used by cloud providers to operate and manage cloud-service businesses. The vendor states that by using VMware Cloud Director, cloud providers deliver secure, efficient, and elastic cloud resources…

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F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management

F5's BIG-IQ provides centralized management of app services and security policies.

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Spot by NetApp

Spot by NetApp, now including CloudCheckr, helps companies to run their cloud investments. The Spot product suite uses machine learning and analytics to automate and optimize cloud infrastructure, to ensure that workloads and applications always have the best possible infrastructure…

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ServiceNow IT Operations Management

Built on the Now Platform, the ServiceNow IT Operations Management bundle is designed to help users gain visibility across infrastructure and apps, maintain service health, and optimize cloud delivery and spend.

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Apache CloudStack

CloudStack is a cloud management platform, from Apache.

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OpsCompass

OpsCompass is an enterprise-ready cloud security management software that drives multi-cloud operational control, visibility, and security to Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform. Its UI is designed to provide clear data visualization for resource management, remediation,…

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Rackspace Fabric

A solution to bring cloud security, billing, operations and management together. Rackspace Fabric offers a single platform for automated multicloud management. Service includes access to Rackspace cloud technology expertise, and provides a unified interface management for all cloud…

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Lumen Cloud Application Manager

Lumen Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog from CenturyLink) is a cloud-agnostic application and infrastructure management platform with integrated Managed Services. The centralized platform manages workloads across on-premises and third-party cloud environments, allowing for…

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SAP Cloud Appliance Library

The SAP Cloud Appliance Library supports automated provisioning and rapid deployment of SAP cloud applications to support rapid undertaking of projects with minimal setup and delay.

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Morpheus

Morpheus is a cloud application management and orchestration platform.

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SkyKick

SkyKick headquartered in Seattle offers a total cloud migration solution, featuring cloud backup and cloud management features for control of customer access to cloud resources.

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OpenText Hybrid Cloud Management X

OpenText™ HCMX delivers visibility and operational consistency across clouds, enabling users to optimize cloud spend based on actionable insights, enable self-service that includes compliance guardrails, and orchestrate lifecycle management actions.

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CloudBolt

The CloudBolt Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Platform, from CloudBolt Software headquartered in Rockville, helps enterprise IT build, deploy, and manage access to multiple private and public clouds for effective hybrid cloud orchestration.

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Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

Kaminario K2 was an on-premise flash array storage. Silk updated its brand and focus to reflect the move of customers to the cloud. The former Kaminario K2 product is no longer available.

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Cognizant Cloud360

Cognizant offers Cloud360, a comprehensive cloud management platform.

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What is a Cloud Management Platform?

A cloud management suite is focused on providing information about cloud computing systems. These tools provide a degree of administrative control over public, private, and hybrid clouds. Cloud management suites provide businesses with scalability and flexibility over their cloud environments.

A cloud management suite operates above your infrastructure to automatically run and organize your operations and infrastructure. The purpose of the cloud management suite is to gather a business’ tools, operations, and services and bundle them into an all-in-one operation in the business environment.

The benefit of cloud management platforms is that they provide self-service capabilities to users who wish to access a public or private cloud, review available cloud instances, or create new ones.

For businesses, cloud management suites provide three key components: self-service capabilities, automated workflow, and cloud analysis. Cloud management platforms give businesses a common view across all of their cloud resources which allows them to monitor internal and external cloud services.

Cloud management tools have become increasingly important as IT tries to balance security, compliance, and budgetary concerns with the business innovation brought about by self-service provisioning of so-called shadow IT. With a transparent view of all cloud services within the business, organizations are able to effectively and efficiently monitor all their data, information, and services from one centralized platform.

Cloud Management Platforms Features & Capabilities

For businesses, cloud management suites provide a variety of features and capabilities. These are the most common across platforms:

  • Support for different cloud types, such as public, private, and hybrid clouds
  • Support for creation and provisioning of new objects and the removal of unnecessary objects, like servers, storage, and/or apps.
  • Reports on uptime, response time, latency, etc. with a drill-down dashboard
  • Ability to monitor whole networks or individual VM’s
  • Ability to monitor security and regulation compliance of data and services such as audits and service level agreements
  • Data protection and encryption

Cloud Management Platform Comparison

When shopping for cloud management suites, businesses should consider the following aspects:

Automation Capabilities: How well can the cloud management platform automate workflows and lower human intervention? For businesses, cutting costs is the most important. If business operations can be automated and don’t need human oversight, they’ll want a cloud management package that automates and maintains as much of their data and services as possible.

Pricing Models: How many features and services is the business looking for? Cheaper cloud management suites provide less support and automation, while more expensive models offer more. If a business operates on a large scale with many repetitive daily operations, a more expensive model with more features and automation may better fit its needs. While a smaller business tends to run a smaller operation with less needs and lower budgets, it would benefit from a cheaper and more hands on software.

Scalability: How well can the cloud management platform scale up or down depending on the business's needs? If a business has a certain period where data and service volumes for data and operations, it’ll want the ability to be sized up for those larger flows of operation, but during slower times it’ll also want the ability to scale down.

Ease of Use: How well does the platform integrate with other operating systems and programs businesses’ are working with? Businesses may utilize many different operating systems such as Windows and Linux. The ability to integrate a CMS into these different platforms can be an important factor for many medium to large businesses.

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Pricing Information

Many cloud management suites are priced based on a percentage of spend or charge you a variable per-VM fee. Some other vendors charge a per-year flat-fee pricing based only on your public cloud spend. SMB systems typically cost between $25 to $7,000 / year, and there are also some open-source systems available. The large variance between pricing factors in size of cloud management suites services, support features, and integration capabilities. Enterprise systems start in the region of $25,000 / year and can scale to $100,000 or more depending on the number of VMs. Most vendors will also provide a trial period to test their services as well before committing to a

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do cloud management suites do?

Cloud management suites provide businesses with information regarding their cloud information systems. Cloud Management Suites allow businesses to monitor and control their public, private, and hybrid cloud systems.

What are the benefits of using cloud management suites?

Two major benefits of using cloud management suites are cost savings and reduced downtime. Cloud storage is significantly cheaper and easier to maintain than physical hardware and provides easier scalability when necessary. With shorter downtimes, cloud management suites allow for businesses to be up and running faster and for longer periods.

How much do cloud management suites cost?

Some cloud management suites are priced based on a percentage of spend or charge a variable per-VM fee. Other vendors offer their services as a yearly subscription-based fee based on the public cloud usage. SMB systems cost on average around $25 to $7,000 per year, based on the client’s needs, while enterprise pricing typically starts around $25,000 annually.