Gartner Research

IaaS Cloud Management Tool Selection Methodology

Published: 23 June 2016

ID: G00293451

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith


I&O leaders have struggled to provide management and governance for their IaaS cloud services by selecting the wrong tool or delaying their tool selection efforts because they do not know what questions to ask. This research offers recommendations on how to select the right cloud management tools.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify and Prioritize Your Cloud Management Functional and Nonfunctional Requirements
  • Perform a Tool-to-Requirement Mapping
  • Determine the Need for Third-Party Assistance When Deploying Cloud Management Tools

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