Cloud Management Platforms

A cloud management platform enables companies to manage the lifecycle of all cloud-based services and resources. It allows for full transparency into the various environments that an enterprise is running – whether public hybrid, private, or hybrid and monitors them to ensure they are using them effectively. It enables automation of cloud management tasks in order to maximize resource usage.

The best cloud management platform comes with an array of tools that help simplify cloud deployment as well as monitoring and optimization procedures, as well as cost management. Here are the most important aspects to be aware of:

Integration – It should be simple to integrate into your existing IT configuration software and DevOps systems. It should also support discovery of all your cloud assets, application of tags for effective resource management and provisioning/de-provisioning of cloud resources. It should also have an instrument for cloud migration to enable the transfer of workloads from one environment to another.

Cost Management – You should be able to get a detailed view of your cloud usage with interactive cost analytics dashboards and get complete recommendations on how you can reduce your cloud costs. It should also include tools for capacity forecasting and planning to assist you plan your budget.

While most CMPs perform the same core functions but they differ in design philosophies and are tailored to specific environments. There isn’t one-size-fits all cloud management solution. It is important to consider your personal strategy prior to deciding on the CMP.

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