Market Profile: Cloud Management Platforms, 2013



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The cloud management platform (CMP) market is highly dynamic and yet in its infancy because no CMP addresses all use cases out of the box. Mergers and acquisitions complicate CMP selection. Enterprise-grade CMPs are not easily replaced, so organizations should demand long-term vendor commitments.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Gartner's Opinion
  • Market Landscape
    • Market Definition
    • Market Segmentation
      • Virtualization Platform Vendors
      • Cloud Management Vendors
      • System Management Vendors
      • Upcoming and Potential Vendors
  • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
      • End-User Organizations
      • Hosting Providers, Telcos and Native Cloud Service Providers
      • Managed Service Providers
    • Technology Trends
      • Current and Short-Term Differentiators
      • Mid- and Long-Term Differentiators
    • Vendor Trends
      • Strategic Approaches
      • Tactical Approaches
    • Futures
      • Multitenancy
      • Chargeback
      • Hybrid Cloud Management
      • Automation
      • Performance and Capacity Management
      • Information Management
  • Industry Impact
    • Market Consolidation
    • Product Maturity Cycles
    • Technology Alliances
    • Job Title Profiles
  • Recommended Reading
  • Notes
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