The customers must understand that the CMP market is new and is just emerging; hence it may have some limitations. Companies opting for the cloud management products must go through these tips before considering CMPs
Fremont, CA: As Virtual machines and storages are running in two different environments simultaneously, managing clouds has become a challenge for the entrepreneurs. To take businesses out of this issue, a crowded industry of cloud management platforms (CMP) has emerged. The customers must understand that the CMP market is new and is just emerging; hence it may have some limitations. Companies opting for the cloud management products must go through these tips before considering CMPs.
Inevitability to Make Correct Choice
The CMP market has two major branches: Cloud providers' native tools and third-party CMPs. The major IaaS cloud vendors such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform have their own native tools. These tools help them to scan the environment against pre-determined designs to look for no-compliant resources in use. These tools also create a detailed log of every API call made within a user's account. Whereas, the third-party CMPs, otherwise known as Cloud Brokerage Service (CSB), allow users to manage their resources from a single management console. These CSBs are not explicitly tied to any single IaaS platform. Hence customers executing a multi-cloud strategy may benefit from a third-party CMP, whereas those using a single vendor for public cloud benefits from provider's native tools. Therefore, making right choice is invitable, depending upon the services and requirements.
Independent IaaS Tools
Some SaaS tools such as Office 365, Salesforce, and other business planning software were the beginner's tool for many organizations in their cloud journey. These SaaS platforms may require some up-to-the-minute skills, but customers don't regularly need to purchase a whole new management platform to utilize them. On the other hand, IaaS is different and is a dedicated management platform. Organizations managing a hybrid cloud computing environment benefit significantly from Iaas as they handle complex issues like consuming cloud-based virtual machines, storage, databases, and other services.
Immature CMP Market
The cloud management software is still in its nascent stages of development. Though vendors are focusing on a specific niche like expense management or governance, or are native to a particular provider, none of them provide all the tools. Organizations with specific abilities are trying to build their own custom tools to fill the gaps of a CMP. Vendors, too, have begun to expand the functionality of their services to add more features.