Hybrid cloud management tools are a hot topic for IT buyers today. More and more companies are looking to adopt hybrid cloud because it is suitable for the dynamic and highly changeable workloads that modern enterprises run. Common drivers for hybrid cloud deployment include cloud bursting, security and compliance, and application development and testing.
Choosing suitable hybrid cloud management tools can be difficult since there is a level of hype that surrounds them, and the tool sets are still young and quickly evolving. It is important for buyers to note that effective hybrid cloud management tools must successfully cover deployment, monitoring, policy-based control, security and billing to keep the platform on track. Companies must also decide between proprietary or open source tools, a third-party or cloud-provider native tools, or whether to outsource management completely. The myriad of options complicates the process, but buyers can make the best decision for their enterprises if they carefully consider their enterprise needs, as well as the fast-growing hybrid cloud market as a whole. Right now, many admins use multiple tools to deploy a full hybrid cloud management system, but as the market continues to expand, an all-encompassing management platform is more of a possibility.
This guide will help buyers understand the significance of the hybrid cloud in the modern enterprise, common use cases that would require hybrid cloud management tools, what major features to look for when assessing prospective software and, lastly, provides a comprehensive roundup of some notable vendors in the hybrid cloud management market.
The emergence of hybrid cloud management software in the modern enterprise
More and more companies are turning to the hybrid cloud to manage their fast-changing and dynamic work environments. Still a relatively new approach, the hybrid cloud presents some challenges to implement but the payoff could be worth it.
Hybrid cloud management is a hot issue for modern IT operations. Read more to find out what it is, how it works and what it can do for your infrastructure. Continue Reading
2Do I need?-
The hybrid cloud management platform and what it can do for the enterprise
Modern enterprises see many use cases for hybrid cloud, but their primary needs will determine the management tools that suit them best.
Hybrid cloud is still a new concept for many IT shops. Learn about the most common enterprise use cases for hybrid cloud, and how automated management tools play a critical role in deployment success. Continue Reading
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3How to buy?-
The major functions of hybrid cloud management software
When purchasing hybrid cloud management tools, admins must consider the source, deployment model and outsourcing options, as well as a long list of technical criteria.
Selecting hybrid cloud management tools is a complex task. Buyers must consider a long list of criteria such as costs, APIs, support and third-party involvement. Continue Reading
4What to buy?-
Hybrid cloud management software and the buyers' options
Buyers need some general ground rules to select the right mix of hybrid cloud management tools, and should consider the current state of their hybrid cloud deployment when comparing the options available.
Buyers must evaluate hybrid cloud management tools carefully, knowing their team's needs and experience level, to choose the most beneficial option for their platform. Continue Reading
Hybrid cloud management tools and an overview of the market
The vendor and product options available in the hybrid cloud management market are various and evolving -- there are third-party and provider-native options, as well as diversity in the features they offer.
Hybrid cloud management software may still be an emerging market, but there are some vendors and tools that buyers should consider for monitoring, cost accounting and other tasks. Continue Reading