Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Cloud Management Platforms

Published: 07 January 2019

ID: G00369278

Analyst(s): Padraig Byrne , Colin Fletcher , Matthew Cheung , Dennis Smith


Infrastructure and operations leaders use cloud management platforms to address infrastructure as a service/platform as a service operational functions associated with multicloud deployments. This research evaluates how CMP vendor solutions can meet the needs of I&O leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • CloudBolt
    • Embotics
    • Flexera (RightScale)
    • HyperGrid
    • Micro Focus
    • Morpheus Data
    • Scalr
    • ServiceNow
    • VMware (CloudHealth)
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Provisioning and Orchestration
    • Inventory and Classification
    • Service Requests
    • Monitoring and Analytics
    • Manage Costs and Optimize Resources
    • Cloud Migration, Backup and DR
    • Identity, Security and Compliance
  • Use Cases
    • Agile Applications
    • Reliable Applications
    • Lift-and-Shift Data Center
    • Strategic DevOps Transformation
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Product-Related
  • Non-Product-Related
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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