Top 13 Cloud Management platforms


Cloud Management platforms allow to manage, govern and optimize your IT infrastructure and business applications in cloud environment. Organizations can use cloud management platforms for a private, public of hybrid cloud deployments.
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Flexera Cloud Portfolio Management accelerates application delivery, gives you control over cloud usage and spend, and ensures application SLAs. Cloud computing presents a new set of challenges as well as cloud solutions for IT. RightScale helps you best manage, govern, and optimize your cloud infrastructure and application portfolio.
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The Scalr Cloud Management Platform packages all the cloud best practices in an extensible piece of software, giving your engineers the head start they need to finally focus on creating customer value, not on solving cloud problems. Deploying infrastructure across multiple and largely incompatible cloud platforms? Scalr is a single pane of glass for all your cloud resources. It lets you access them through a single, unified, user interface.
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CloudHealth by VMWare - the most trusted cloud management platform that enables users to analyze and manage cloud cost, usage and performance in one place.
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Red Hat CloudForms is an infrastructure management platform that allows IT departments to control users' self-service abilities to provision, manage, and ensure compliance across virtual machines and private clouds.
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CloudCheckr's cloud management platform provides cost management, security, reporting and analytics to help users optimize their AWS and Azure deployments.
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Cloudability lets you monitor, manage and communicate your cloud costs with one easy tool. Give your finance, engineering and management teams the visibility they need into all of your cloud costs and usage. Eliminate surprises in your cloud cost and usage with daily updates and advanced alerts that show you when things change and when you need to dig deeper.
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vRealize Suite is a hybrid cloud management platform that helps IT enable developers to quickly build applications in any cloud with secure and consistent operations.
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ManageIQ is an open source cloud management platform. Allows to manage containers, virtual machines, networks, and storage from a single platform
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Morpheus is a leading cloud application management and orchestration platform designed from the ground up for truly agnostic cloud management. Morpheus gives developers, IT managers, and DevOps professionals full control over both VM and container-based systems across any cloud or infrastructure. 100% agnostic multi cloud management for Hybrid IT. Enable self-service provisioning and DevOps automation for VMware, Kubernetes, OpenStack, AWS, Azure, and more.
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CloudBolt's hybrid cloud management platform enables enterprise IT departments to efficiently build, deploy, and manage private and public clouds.
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Densify provides visibility into your hybrid cloud and containers, and automates application resource selection—resulting in improved performance, stability, and lower cloud spend.
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Cloudyn is a leader in cloud monitoring and cost optimization that governs and optimizes cloud deployments across public, private, and hybrid clouds. Our SaaS solution delivers unprecedented insights into usage trends and cost allocation coupled with custom prescriptive actions for enhancing performance and reducing spend.
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Jamcracker enables organizations to manage and deliver their own multi-cloud services as well as broker 3rd party providers'. IT organizations and service providers can now unify private, public and hybrid cloud consumption for their employees, customers and through their channels.

Latest news about Cloud Management platforms


2019. MontyCloud raises $2.85 million for its cloud management platform



MontyCloud, which focuses on cloud deployment life cycle management, has raised a $2.85 million seed round. In addition to the funding, the company today announced the launch of its multi-cloud management platform in the AWS marketplace, which, among other things, uses some AI-smarts to make management and governance for modern cloud infrastructure — and the applications that run on it — easier. Currently, the service focuses on AWS and will soon add support for Azure and other platforms as well.


2018. Flexera acquires cloud management firm RightScale



Flexera, a software asset management company, is acquiring cloud management firm RightScale. For Flexera, RightScale gives it a core cloud play and a management platform to sell to its customer base. According to the companies, the two technology stacks are complementary and should be able to optimize software and cloud spending across an organization. In addition, RightScale gets a larger sales footprint to expand. Indeed, the combination of cloud and enterprise software management could be timely as companies mix and match applications and clouds.




2017. Microsoft acquires cloud management platform Cloudyn



Microsoft is adding Israel’s Cloudyn and its cloud monitoring and analytics tools to the Azure platform. The purchase price fell between $50 million and $70 million. Cloudyn’s tools help customers understand how much they are spending across multicloud environments, tracking spending and even offering recommendations for more efficient usage. It’s a sign that multicloud and hybrid cloud deployments are the new reality for public cloud vendors, who have at times attempted to argue that all of a company’s workloads are best off in a single public cloud. Cloudyn’s products are specifically designed to work across multiple environments, meaning that Azure now offers its customers a tool that can help them use Amazon Web Services more effectively.


2016. Cisco is buying cloud management platform CliQr



Cisco announced that it is buying CliQr, a provider of application management solutions for hybrid cloud environments, for $260 million. CliQr was already working with Cisco, with the company’s solutions integrated across several of Cisco’s data center switching and cloud solutions, the company said. The acquisition of CliQr comes at a time when we’re seeing some other interesting moves from other enterprise services companies to build up their hybrid cloud services. Last week, IBM announced a deep partnership with VMWare specifically to expand its own hybrid cloud offering (and it’s also made some acquisitions of its own in the space, for example buying Cleversafe last October). RedHat acquired Ansible also last October. And Microsoft’s acquisition of Aorato was also aimed at improving its security offerings for hybrid cloud environments.


2015. Cloud management service Cloudyn raised $11 million



Cloudyn, a service for monitoring and optimizing cloud usage across multiple vendors, announced an $11 million Series B investment. Cloudyn provides an interesting tangential service for enterprise cloud consumers. It enables them to monitor their usage across a variety of services and optimize that use. This year, the company also added the ability to increase capacity when needed through the Cloudyn platform. The new tool shows a change in enterprise cloud buying as consumers not only try to maximize or shrink the services they have, but expand their usage and select and manage larger configurations. This means instead of trying to take down servers they aren’t using, they are looking for ways to find the best value when selecting larger configurations. Cloudyn supports multiple infrastructure services including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and OpenStack.


2015. Cloud management platform Chef beefs up compliance and security



Chef, the company that helps companies configure, manage and automate their software and infrastructure, has acquired German compliance and security firm VulcanoSec. It has already incorporated VulcanoSec technology that enables companies to automate and maintain compliance testing, into Chef. This means Chef customers can actually bake compliance testing and enforcement into their Chef workflows. Finally, the company is making Chef Delivery, a workflow automation tool it announced last April generally available. This tool has been designed to create an assembly line of sorts, an automated workflow that pushes the pieces of a project to the correct people in the organization to complete their part of the job.


2014. Cloud optimization service Cloudyn scores $4M



Cloudyn, a cloud administrative service that helps companies monitor and optimize cloud utilization and cost across different infrastructure providers, announced today it had received $4M in Series A funding. Cloudyn is part of a growing group of services designed to support and administer the use of cloud resources. It provides monitoring for cost, usage and performance across different cloud vendors, whether public or private. Cloudyn gives you visibility across your different cloud instances wherever they lived to help you find that balance. For now, Cloudyn supports Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and OpenStack, but the company intends to use part of the funding to expand support to other popular cloud platforms, particularly Microsoft Azure and VMware.