Cloud Management Platforms

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In the simplest terms cloud management platforms allow organisations to monitor and manage their cloud infrastructure such as scalability and performance and costs. A cloud-based platform that is reliable should integrate with billing cloud management platforms and IT systems as well as platforms, as well as monitoring and reporting tools.

Enterprises must decide what they want to be monitored and then select the best solution. They can select specialized tools to address specific issues or a complete suite that covers all aspects of cloud computing.

Multi-cloud management platforms usually feature a single user interface that enables businesses to manage their different environments through a single dashboard. They also eliminate the need for hardware or software. These platforms automate processes and decrease the requirement for human intervention.

Some of the top cloud management tools include AppDynamics, CloudBolt, CloudStack and Morpheus Data. The first two are self-service interfaces which allow companies to deploy a an image of their system and provide billing and metering as well as some degree of optimisation of workloads through established policies. CloudBolt can automate operations in multiple clouds and provides a cost-management tool. CloudStack can handle thousands of servers, has an intuitive interface and offers massive infrastructure scaling.

Terraform is an open-source cloud management tool. nOps offers SaaS tools to manage cloud infrastructures, both private and public. The former lets teams of all sizes to design and update cloud architectures in stable environments, connect them to version control, save remote state securely and use many plugins for automation and integration. The latter gives one dashboard with monitoring, analytics and an extensive view of the cloud environment. This helps to reduce efficiency, costs, and availability.

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