The 4 Major Players in Cloud Management Platforms, 2020

The 4 Major Players in Cloud Management Platforms, 2020

These providers have recently been named major players in Cloud Management Platforms by analyst house Gartner, Inc.

Gartner defines cloud management platforms as tools that “enable organizations to manage multicloud (private and public cloud) services and resources [… including] providing governance, life cycle management, brokering and automation for managed cloud infrastructure resources.” The researchers at Gartner predict that over 70% of enterprises will have deployed tools for multifaceted cloud governance by 2025 compared to less than 10% in 2020.

The following providers have recently been named leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms. The report, which highlights and scores the top products in the industry, features these three tools as being cornerstones in the space. Each provider’s market share and product portfolios differ, which is what makes them interesting to the wider audience of cloud consumers. Niche and emerging vendors can only hope to replicate the kind of market presence that these providers have earned over a sustained period of time. Here we provide a brief blurb about each and links to product details so you can learn more.

Note: providers are listed in alphabetical order.

Embotics Commander is a cloud management platform that helps users manage multi-hypervisor and multicloud environments. The platform provides management and visibility capabilities for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments. Users can automate approvals, provisioning, decommissioning and custom actions through built-in orchestration as well as enable self-service through easily customizable service catalogs and an on-demand user portal. Commander also comes with features for cloud expense management and governance.

Flexera is a cloud management platform provider that helps companies manage and govern across public private clouds. The platform offers capabilities for discovery, template-based provisioning, orchestration, automation, operational monitoring and management, governance; and cost optimization across multiple public and private clouds as well as virtual and bare-metal servers. Flexera offers support for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware vSphere, and more.

Morpheus Data is a cloud management platform provider that allows users to modernize hybrid IT application lifecycles. The platform has a built-in service catalog with over 50 apps and best practice layouts for operating systems, databases, web servers, and more. Users can provision services and multi-tier apps that even span multiple clouds and platforms. Deployments can be uploaded directly, pulled from a build server, pulled from Git or via Jenkins, Gradle, and Maven, and can include binary artifacts and compressed archives.

Scalr is a hybrid cloud management platform provider whose solution helps administrators manage governance and accelerate service delivery across the hybrid cloud. Using Scalr, companies can drive innovation and cloud adoption while optimizing for cost and security and maximize productivity using the most advanced services across the multi-cloud. Scalr alows its users to enable automated cloud security and compliance without decreasing productivity as well as turn actionable cost insights into proactive and automated cost controls.

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Daniel Hein

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