Gartner Research

Cloud Management Platform Vendor Landscape

Published: 05 September 2012

ID: G00233217

Analyst(s): Ronni Rosenstein , Milind Govekar , Donna Scott , Aneel Lakhani


CMP vendors come from a variety of market segments and offer solutions with varying levels of completeness. This market landscape view and associated assessment of CMP vendors and their strengths and challenges is targeted to IT organizations.

Table Of Contents


  • Traditional (Big 4) ITOM Vendors
    • BMC — BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.0
    • CA — CA AppLogic, CA Automation Suite for Clouds and a Service-Oriented CA Cloud 360
    • HP — Cloud Service Automation (CSA) 3.0 and CloudSystem Matrix 7.1
    • IBM — SmartCloud Provisioning 1.2 (2.1 released in July 2012) and IBM Service Delivery Manager (ISDM)/Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TSAM) 7.22
  • Infrastructure Software Stack Vendors
    • Citrix — CloudPortal Business Manager 1.4 and CloudPlatform 3.03
    • Microsoft — System Center 2012
    • Oracle — Enterprise Manager 12c
    • Red Hat — CloudForms V1
    • VMware — vCloud Director 1.5.1, DynamicOps Cloud Suite (acquisition closed July 2012)
  • Point Solution Vendors
    • Adaptive Computing — Moab Cloud Suite 7.1
    • ASG — ASG CloudFactory
    • Cloupia — Cloupia Unified Infrastructure Controller 3.0
    • Egenera — PAN Cloud Director
    • Embotics — V-Commander 4.51
    • enStratus — enStratus
    • Gale Technologies — GaleForce 6.1
    • ManageIQ — Enterprise Virtualization Management (EVM) Suite
    • Nimbula — Nimbula Director
    • NetIQ — NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.1
    • RightScale — RightScale Cloud Management and RightScale myCloud
    • ServiceMesh — Agility Platform 8.0
    • Zimory — Enterprise Cloud
  • Open Source
    • CloudStack — CloudStack 3.0
    • Eucalyptus — Eucalyptus 3
    • OpenStack — OpenStack
  • Fabric-Based Infrastructure Vendors
    • Cisco — Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud v2.0
    • Dell — Dell VIS Creator 2.1.1
    • HP — HP CloudSystem Matrix 7.1
    • IBM — IBM PureFlex System Manager 1.1 and SmartCloud Entry 2.3
    • IBM — IBM PureApplication System
    • VCE — Resells VMware's vCloud Director 1.1.5 and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 2.0
  • Bottom Line

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