Cloud Management Suite
Cloud Management Suite Overview
What is a Cloud Management Suite?
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, and 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.
One of the big advantages of cloud management tools 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.
From an administrative point of view, they provide a suite of reports on uptime, response time, utilization rates and costs. In private clouds, these reports can provide valuable information about cloud workloads and user experience which is an invaluable first step in workload balancing and capacity planning. In public cloud, reports can provide metrics for downtime or latency, which are important for ensuring vendor compliance with SLAs.
There are many different kinds of tools available. Some public cloud management tools provided by the public cloud vendors are highly specific to a specific platform, while public cloud tools are more general.
Cloud Management Features & Capabilities
- 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
Cloud Management Products
Turbonomic’s Hybrid Cloud Management Platform enables heterogeneous environments to self-manage to assure the performance of any application in any cloud. Turbonomic’s patented decision engine dynamically analyzes application demand and allocates shared resources in real time to maintain a...
Rubrik in Palo Alto, California offers their appliances for "converged data managed" via a hyper-converged scale-out appliance specially purposed for data backup and recovery.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offers cloud management capabilities.
vCloud Director from VMware, available as part of VMware's vCloud Suite, is a workload automation and cloud management suite.
BetterCloud is a SaaS Application Management and Security Platform that is designed to enable IT to centralize, orchestrate, and operationalize day-to-day administration and control for SaaS applications. The vendor says thousands of customers rely on BetterCloud to centralize data and controls,...
Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration service that uses cooperative apps to connect an organization’s customers, partners and employees to the cloud services they use. The vendor says that by using their pre-built elements, their one-to-many approach connects applications with services,...
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is a cloud management offering.
Cloudinary is an image and video management tool enabling all website images to be stored in the cloud.
CloudCheckr is an AWS cost and security management platform. It monitors and analyzes AWS data sources, including AWS CloudTrail logs, AWS Config, AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) flow logs, AWS CloudWatch and AWS API calls, to help users optimize AWS environment resources.
CSS Corp in Milpitas, California offers CloudDRIVE, a cloud management platform designed to optimize application performance and reduce costs post cloud migration, and smooth adoption of new cloud capabilities and applications.
HP Helion Eucalyptus is a cloud management platform, from Hewlett-Packard.
vRealize Orchestrator (formerly vCenter Orchestrator) is a cloud management offering from VMware.
RightScale Multi-Cloud Platform is a cloud management offering from software company RightScale in Santa Barbara, California.
The Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager is a cloud management platform.
ScaleXtreme was a cloud management platform, but since the company's acquisition by Citrix (August, 2014) it is no longer available.
NetIQ Aegis is an IT process automation and cloud management platform from Houston-based company NetIQ, now a Micro Focus company.
Morpheus is a cloud application management and orchestration platform.
Extility is a cloud management platform from London based software company Flexiant.
CloudRanger delivers cloud server management software for businesses, MSPs and enterprises. Its easy-to-use graphical interface offers users scheduling and backup policies to help companies save time and money.Key features of the CloudRanger platform include: Server Management: CloudRanger gives...
Embotics® vCommander® leverages a comprehensive set of multi-hypervisor virtualization and cloud management capabilities to allow organizations at any stage of cloud adoption to build and implement the framework, process, automation, policies, and cloud governance that will result in an optimized...
Botmetric is a cloud management solution for AWS that is designed to simplify the work of engineers. With Botmetric, users can identify security issues, intelligently analyze cloud cost challenges, save money, deploy cloud governance policies and resolve operational problems using click-to-fix...
Enomaly Inc originally developed the Elastic Computing Platform for cloud management and was acquired by Virtustream, which integrated the technology into xStream cloud management... and has in turn been acquired by EMC (May, 2015), who will now support (and eventually rebrand) the platform.