Cloud Management Platforms

The best cloud management platforms can provide you with a unified view of your entire multicloud or hybrid environment. This lets you deploy and manage cloud-based applications, and manage performance and costs for the cloud applications and workloads you deploy. It also allows for automated remediation of specific issues and use corporate governance guidelines. These tools can be used for physical, virtual or private cloud and are often software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, meaning they require minimal software maintenance and update.

The best cloud management platform depends on your business needs and technical requirements. Review the features, the UI/UX and the pricing structure. Review customer reviews, case studies and certifications to determine the credibility of a service.

RedHat CloudForms is a complete solution for cloud automation and IT infrastructure. This cloud management platform includes a number of options that allow template-based automation, as well as orchestration for private and public clouds. It also provides an integrated view of your hybrid or multicloud environment, and allow self-service for users. It can automate compliance monitoring, enforce it and dynamically optimize resource usage to ensure high performance.

CloudStack is an open-source multicloud management platform that provides an underlying infrastructure layer for deploying and running VMs. CloudStack is suitable for use in both public and private clouds, but it is most commonly used in hybrid and multicloud environments. It comes with orchestration built in and many management and visibility capabilities like auto-provisioning and user account and role management, dynamic resizing and more. It comes with a REST-based API that is scalable, and it supports hypervisors like Xen KVM Ubuntu and others.

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