Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Cloud Management Platforms

Published: 19 July 2012

ID: G00234773

Analyst(s): Alessandro Perilli

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

Conclusion

Recommended Reading

Notes

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