Evaluation Criteria for Cloud Management Platforms

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Summary

The cloud management platform (CMP) market is so crowded, and it is evolving so rapidly, that tracking competing solutions and their capabilities represents a significant challenge. Additionally, CMP vendors differ highly in terms of platform maturity, architecture complexity and feature sets, which makes it harder to identify the best solution for cloud management. Organizations that are evaluating CMP solutions require common criteria to objectively evaluate and compare competing products.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Analysis
    • Self-Service Provisioning
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Service Catalog
      • Required
      • Preferred
    • Chargeback
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Capacity Management
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Performance Management
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Configuration and Change Management
      • Preferred
    • Life Cycle Management
      • Required
      • Preferred
    • External Cloud Connector
      • Preferred
    • Orchestration
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Platform
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Security
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Integration With Third-Party Tools
      • Required
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Licensing
      • Preferred
      • Optional
    • Product Support
      • Required
      • Preferred
  • Comparison
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
  • Notes
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