As the business world now seeks for best-of-breed cloud services for optimization, the application of cloud-based platforms in the technology industry is constantly evolving into more complex multi-cloud networks which involve a mix of public and private cloud resources. Such platforms are becoming a significant component for successfully leveraging multi-cloud ecosystem.
To note, cloud management platforms are a collection of integrated tools that provide automated management of both private and public clouds. This facilitates the operation by eliminating the requirement for cloud silo specific interfaces.
The public cloud services market across the globe is projected to accelerate 17.5 percent in 2019 to a sum of $214.3 billion, according to the Gartner report. Cloud system infrastructure services or infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is expected to be a fastest-growing segment with 27.5 percent growth in 2019 to reach $38.9 billion.
Additionally, the worldwide cloud computing market size is likely to grow from $272.0 billion in 2018 to $623.3 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 18.0 percent. The major factor responsible for the growth of the cloud market is increased automation and agility, need for delivering enhanced customer experience, and increased cost savings and return on investment.
Across various industries, different companies are contributing to this growth and developing innovative cloud management platform to empower users and customers with one of the best cloud services. Below is the list of 10 best cloud management solution providers of 2019.
Accenture Cloud Platform (ACP) delivers a unified management experience across multi-cloud and hybrid enterprise resources from one pre-integrated, on-demand, pay-as-you-go platform. ACP helps the enterprise improve cloud operations, maintain security, control cost and ensure governance of its growing cloud estate. Recognized as a market leader, ACP is helping hundreds of enterprise clients – and Accenture’s IT organization – accelerate their cloud transformation.
AppFormix is an application management and orchestration platform that provides end-to-end visibility into one’s multi-cloud environment to eliminate any potential issues. The cloud infrastructure and application monitoring function provides real-time monitoring and analytics of DevOps and cloud-native environments, supporting a mix of high-performance bare-metal systems in private cloud, virtual machines, and container environments. AppFormix also monitors and analyzes applications running in public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
BMC Software Multi-Cloud Management
BMC’s Multi-Cloud Migration ensures smooth migrations to the cloud with guidance on how to assess what to migrate, what it will cost, and how to keep it secure. Its capabilities include creation and execution of a trouble-free cloud migration plan; simulating migrations and forecast annual costs and establishing governance to ensure ongoing security and compliance.
BMC makes it easy to streamline service delivery and meet user demands across the range of on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT services.
Concierto.cloud (product by Trianz) is an omnicloud operations platform designed to provide enterprises with a unified and holistic view of their IT operations, spanning infrastructure and applications. The platform comes pre-integrated with some leading independent third-party solutions to deliver intelligent dashboards for IaaS and PaaS deployments. It enables users with a 360° infrastructure view as well as a consolidated IT operations view covering Cloud Inventory Management, Cloud Inventory Task and Action Management, Orchestration, Backup Management, Cost Dashboard, Turnkey Monitoring Tool Integrations, Centralized Event Management, inbuilt ITSM Workflows including Ticketing/RCA/CM, Reporting and Analytics, Inventory Management, Job Scheduling and Auto Cloud Audit.
DXC Concerto Cloud Management Platform
DXC Concerto Cloud Management Platform offers tools for procuring and managing public and virtual private clouds, governance, cost management and planning, and container management to make multi-cloud management easier. The platform benefits include cost optimization and cloud automation recommendations customized to the business through its available pre-configured templates and dashboards.
According to Embotics, infrastructure and operations leaders who need to provide automation, governance, life cycle management and brokering across multi-cloud resources are discovering cloud management platform markets that will meet their needs.
Embotics’s Cloud Governance and Expense Management automatically and non-intrusively enforce standardized configurations, tagging, and templates, and apply policy-based governance to workloads. Also, Kubernetes Container Management provisions container-based applications to both new and existing Kubernetes clusters, making the solution suitable for both brownfield and greenfield deployments.
Flexera cloud service manages and governs across public and private clouds. It’s comprehensive Cloud Management Platform (CMP) provides a rich set of capabilities for discovery, template-based provisioning, orchestration, and automation; operational monitoring and management; governance; and cost optimization across multiple public and private clouds as well as virtual and bare-metal servers. With its cloud management platform, one can manage a wide array of clouds and cloud services for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware vSphere, and more.
Micro Focus presents a core component of Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM), simplifies management of any cloud, platform or infrastructure. It facilitates with the simple, powerful self-service portal; design-once, run-anywhere service designs; single point of management for hybrid resources; provision and manage container workloads; multi-tenancy and role-based access control and drive all execution through operations orchestration capabilities.
The Scalr Enterprise-Grade Cloud Management Platform enables today’s enterprises to achieve cost-effective, automated and standardized application deployments across multi-cloud environments. The Scalr CMP operates every day with some of the world’s most complex Cloud environments.
The company believes self-service should not be limited to one type of user. Scalr’s policy engine and role-based access controls (RBAC) empower IT to create customized provisioning portals for power-users, basic users, and anything in between.
VMware delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform that can manage hybrid multi-cloud environments running anything from traditional to container (cloud native) workloads. vRealize speeds up the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing high levels of agility and flexibility for developers and lines of business while maintaining governance and control.