Cloud management pricing and licensing

Learn about the pricing details and licensing structures associated with cloud management tools in part two of our podcast with Andi Mann, vice president of research with Enterprise Management Associates.

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Cloud computing management and monitoring primer

While managing and monitoring your cloud computing services is essential to securing data and maintaining performance levels, deciding which management provider to use is considerably dicier.

In part two of his podcast, Andi Mann, vice president of research with Enterprise Management Associates, discusses the cost details and licensing structures associated with cloud management tools and software.

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Andi Mann is vice president of research with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the leading IT analyst firm focused on enterprise management systems and services. Andi has over 20 years experience across four continents working with large-scale enterprise systems, including mainframes, mid-range, servers and desktops.

He has worked in IT operations and management for many large corporations and in a range of technical and product management positions with several enterprise software vendors. Andi leads the EMA systems & storage management research practices, covering the intelligent and automated management of enterprise IT systems and infrastructure, with a special focus on data center automation and virtualization.

For more information, visit the EMA Web site at, email Andi directly at or follow him on Twitter at @AndiMann.

This was first published in November 2009

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