Cloud Systems Management

Cloud Systems Management platforms integrate multiple enterprise-level cloud computing services into one hybrid cloud. Features include cloud analytics and reporting, cloud integration and migration, and capacity management.

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Microsoft Self-Service Purchasing in Office 365
January 28, 2020

Microsoft has announced self-service purchasing, the ability for any O365 user to buy Power Platform products directly through their corporate O365 tenant. This raises numerous concerns with IT leaders and O365 administrators.

Author: Ted Walker (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow New York is Here
January 07, 2020

ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

Quest On Demand Adds Office 365 License Management
November 21, 2019

Quest On Demand has added two new features to help organizations further streamline Office 365 management and potentially reduce costs.

Author: Frank Trovato (Info-Tech)

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Cisco Systems

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly Cliqr)

Optimize the management of your data center and network infrastructures with Cisco cloud and systems management solutions. Our innovative portfolio of Cisco Prime management products helps simplify and accelerate your adoption of unified communications, next-generation video, cloud, fixed mobile convergence, and more.

8.6

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

90%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

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Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Cloud

Manage your cloud spend with transparency and accuracy. Azure Cost Management helps you make the most of the cloud by providing tools to monitor, allocate, and optimize your cloud costs.

8.0

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+82

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

46

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Red Hat

RedHat CloudForms

Red Hat® CloudForms is a hybrid infrastructure management platform that allows IT departments to control users’ self-service abilities to provision, manage, and ensure compliance across virtual machines, clouds, containers, and even physical infrastructure.

7.8

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

75%

Likeliness to Recommend

26

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VMware, Inc.

VMware Cloud Management Platform

VMware vRealize Suite delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform that can manage hybrid (multi-cloud) environments running anything from traditional to container (cloud native) workloads. vRealize speeds up the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing high levels of agility and flexibility for developers and lines of business while maintaining governance and control.

7.7

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

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Oracle

Oracle Management Cloud

Oracle Management Cloud is a suite of autonomous management services that eliminate the human effort associated with traditional solutions for monitoring, managing and securing applications and infrastructure

7.7

Composite Score

7.8

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

15

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Micro Focus

Hybrid Cloud Management

Micro Focus Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM) is the multi-cloud management software that enables self-service Hybrid IT through service design and automation, rich and industry-leading process orchestration and continuous app delivery through application release automation.

6.6

Composite Score

6.7

CX Score

+60

Emotional Footprint

69%

Likeliness to Recommend

14

Reviews

Apache Software Foundation

Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is a top-level project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The project develops open source software for deploying public and private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. CloudStack provides an open and flexible cloud orchestration platform to deliver reliable and scalable private and public clouds.

8.5

Composite Score

9.3

CX Score

+94

Emotional Footprint

90%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

Rackspace Hosting

RackSpace Cloud Systems

Experience our highly specialized expertise and best-in-class service across the world's leading infrastructure technologies, databases, and applications.

8.1

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

VMware, Inc.

vSphere plus vRealize

VMware vCloud Suite is an integrated offering that brings together VMware’s industry-leading vSphere hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite multi-vendor hybrid cloud management platform. VMware’s new portable licensing units allow vCloud Suite to build and manage both vSphere-based private clouds as well as multi-vendor hybrid clouds.

8.0

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

79%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

ServiceNow

ServiceNow Cloud Management

ServiceNow Cloud Management addresses both issues, accelerating the provisioning of public and private cloud infrastructure and services, while providing consistent management of those resources. It provides IT teams with options as it supports Amazon Cloud, Microsoft Azure, VMware VSphere, and extends to other public and private cloud vendors in order to future proof your system.

7.1

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+82

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

Abiquo

Abiquo AnyCloud

Abiquo anyCloud is an online service to manage your public cloud accounts, giving you consistency, security and control. It uses the power of Abiquo's successful Cloud Orchestration product, used by many leading service providers to offer award winning true hybrid cloud services using on-premise hypervisors such as VMware ESX, Hyper-V, KVM and Oracle. Today, we're offering a free-for-now version of Abiquo anyCloud, harnessing the same control and ease of use as our on-premise product, but now for your public clouds.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

RightScale

Right Scale Cloud Portfolio Management Suite

RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management is an integrated software suite that includes Self-Service, Cloud Management, and Cloud Analytics. Built on a Multi-Cloud Platform, RightScale supports Infrastructure-as-a-Service resource pools across public clouds, private clouds, and virtualization.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Cloudyn

Cloudyn

Cloudyn provides a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of cloud usage and cost across multiple accounts and vendors, with actionable recommendations to improve efficiency, cut costs and enhance performance. With segmented or aggregated views, IT and Finance may see a high-level snapshot of their deployment, as well as individual accounts and critical areas.

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Composite Score

9.5

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

94%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

CA Secure Cloud

CA Technologies offers a cloud-based IAM solution CA Secure Cloud as a hosted cloud service that provides powerful capabilities for centrally managing access and identities for cloud-based services and on-premise applications. Delivering consistent identity-centric security across on-premise apps and cloud-based services can help organizations quickly migrate applications to the cloud to support new business initiatives.

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Composite Score

9.9

CX Score

+99

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

Metricly

Metricly

Metricly is a SaaS-based adaptive monitoring solution that helps organizations monitor cloud services, applications, infrastructure, and public cloud costs.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

CloudCheckr

Cloudcheckr

The CloudCheckr Cloud Management Platform (CMP) provides full visibility and control to reduce costs, improve cybersecurity posture, and automate critical tasks to accelerate cloud agility for modern enterprises and service providers.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

BMC Software

BMC Multi-Cloud

IT and business owners are often surprised and unprepared for the large monthly or annual expenses from cloud providers. With buyers of public cloud services throughout the organization, it is challenging for IT to keep costs under control.

--

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Xebia Labs

Cloud Infrastructure

Xebia Cloud Infrastructures has the knowledge and experience to help you develop a cloud strategy that best fits your organizational needs. With the support of the AWS, Google or Microsoft Azure Cloud capabilities, we help you make the first steps and get you on your way.

--

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Centrify

Centrify Application Services

Help ensure authenticity of every user to every application through integrated Single Sign-on, Multi-factor Authentication, Workflow and Lifecycle Management and Mobility Management capabilities.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

BMC Software

Cloud Lifecycle Management

Cloud Lifecycle Management is a cloud management platform that accelerates innovation through automated provisioning, governance, and management of secure cloud services. It gives users self-service access to click and deploy simple VMs or full application stacks across multiple cloud environments.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Druva

Druva CloudRanger

Druva CloudRanger unifies and simplifies the automated disaster recovery and day-to-day data management of your AWS workloads. It’s one solution to manage it all – delivering fast recovery and insights to keep your business humming, cost efficiently.

--

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Torii

Torii

Torii is the most advanced SaaS management platform on the market. Discover, optimize, and control your organization’s SaaS usage and cost from a single hub.

--

Composite Score

9.6

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

96%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that automatically identifies and eliminates public cloud resource waste, reducing spending by 65% or more

--

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

CloudMonix

CloudMonix

CloudMonix is a premier cloud systems monitoring and automation tool-set built for IT managers. With support for a variety of cloud-based platforms, a host of custom automation tools, and a modern intuitive interface, CloudMonix is a powerful solution for achieving cloud-system stability.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Univention

Univention Corporate Server

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is the innovative basis for the cost-efficient operation and easy administration of server applications and entire IT infrastructures.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Microsoft Self-Service Purchasing in Office 365
January 28, 2020

Microsoft has announced self-service purchasing, the ability for any O365 user to buy Power Platform products directly through their corporate O365 tenant. This raises numerous concerns with IT leaders and O365 administrators.

Author: Ted Walker (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow New York is Here
January 07, 2020

ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

Quest On Demand Adds Office 365 License Management
November 21, 2019

Quest On Demand has added two new features to help organizations further streamline Office 365 management and potentially reduce costs.

Author: Frank Trovato (Info-Tech)

Technology’s New Morality Play – Time to Throw Out the Script and Start Improvising
October 30, 2019

VMware challenges IT to be more than it may be comfortable with: technologists as members of an elite caste charged with the moral use of technology and guarding the uninitiated against negative consequences.

Author: John Annand (Info-Tech)

VMware CEO Shows Why Citizen Developers Are the Inevitable Result of Cloud Growth
October 30, 2019

Analysts make their bones on prognostication and prediction, and the imminent demise of any given technology is a mainstay of their subject matter. San Francisco-based VMware has made its sacrificial offerings but for two different auguries. First the place and dominance of public cloud as the center of the enterprise IT activity and work. Secondly, and more importantly, the enduring importance of self-service, elasticity, measure service, broad network access, and pooled resources.

Author: John Annand (Info-Tech)

VMware Acquires Carbon Black for $2.1 Billion
September 17, 2019

VMware acquires Carbon Black, a cloud-based endpoint protection solution, at $26 per share, representing an enterprise value of $2.1 billion.

Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech)

AWS Improves Container Monitoring, Part 1: Observability
August 30, 2019

AWS is previewing new services that aim to make it easier for customers to monitor containerized applications built using microservice architectures. This should help simplify container operations in the cloud for AWS users.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

AWS Improves Container Monitoring, Part 2: Container Insights
August 30, 2019

AWS is previewing Container Insights, a CloudWatch component that allows for greater visibility into containerized applications using microservice architectures.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

AWS Improves Container Monitoring, Part 3: Anomaly Detection
August 30, 2019

AWS is previewing Anomaly Detection, a CloudWatch component that allows for greater visibility into containerized applications using microservice architectures.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Microsoft to Discontinue Internal Use Rights for Partners
August 21, 2019

Microsoft has just announced that effective July 1, 2020, Microsoft Partners will lose their Internal Use Rights (IUR) to use Microsoft products at no charge. The IUR benefit is easily the most valuable partner benefit and is currently received as a component of the Microsoft Action Pack.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

Capital One’s Cloud Custodian: A Surprising Answer to Governance Questions
August 13, 2019

Capital One’s Cloud Custodian is an open source governance, security, and compliance engine for cloud services that will give users the tools necessary to enforce cloud governance – a necessity in highly regulated industries like finance.

Author: Jeremy Roberts (Info-Tech) &
Scott Young (Info-Tech)

ServiceNow and Microsoft Partnership: Great for ServiceNow and Microsoft Customers, Great for Vendor Lock-In
July 22, 2019

ServiceNow and Microsoft are furthering their partnership by hosting the Now platform in the Azure-trusted cloud. These features and integrations are powerful, but comes at the price of vendor lock-in.

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

VMware RA Combines Workspace ONE and Horizon
April 25, 2019

VMware’s end-user computing team unveiled the latest reference architecture (RA) for Workspace ONE and Horizon. Use it to kick-start a continual improvement program.

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

Spirion Swipes Cybersecurity Gold for Data Classification
April 22, 2019

At the RSA Conference earlier this month, Spirion announced it had won the Gold Cybersecurity Excellence Product Award in the Data Classification category.

Author: Celine Gravelines (Info-Tech)

"We Won't Lock You In, We Promise": Google's Anthos Platform
April 15, 2019

Google touts the avoidance of vendor lock-in as a key benefit of its new Anthos platform.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

The Intelligence Cloud? The US Intelligence Community (IC) Announces Multi-Cloud Push
April 05, 2019

The US Intelligence Community (IC), including the CIA and NSA, has an obvious need for the latest analytical technology. That exists in the public cloud. The IC recognizes this and will procure “tens of billions” of dollars in public cloud services by 2021.

Author: Jeremy Roberts (Info-Tech)

Google Bets Its Chrome-Based Cloud Gaming Service Will Change the Game
March 25, 2019

Google Stadia is mainstreaming the “everything-as-a-service” model already familiar to many consumers and businesses. As such, it is a frontal assault on one of the last bastions of traditional software distribution.

Author: Jeremy Roberts (Info-Tech)

Windows 10 Multi-Session Is Now in Azure
March 22, 2019

Microsoft has finally released the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop. Before you make a large end-user computing investment, give it a try.

Author: Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

VMware Cloud on AWS Now Available in Canada
March 20, 2019

VMware Cloud on AWS is now available on Amazon’s Canadian (central region) data centers. VMware-invested Canadian organizations with large-scale cloud migration plans – but concerns about data location in Canada – should welcome the move.

Author: John Sloan (Info-Tech)

The XebiaLabs Application Release Automation Tool, “XL Release,” Gains ServiceNow Certification
March 01, 2019

XebiaLabs has announced that it has received certification of its new XL Release app integrating ServiceNow and the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform. The integration enables shift-left agility, governance, and visibility for DevOps and Continuous Delivery, and is available for free from the ServiceNow Store.

Author: Darin Stahl (Info-Tech)

The Private Cloud Is Not What You Think
February 21, 2019

They say hybrid cloud is the future. (Whoever “they” are!) Hybrid is typically some combination of private cloud and public cloud. However, if your definition of private cloud is a bunch of virtual servers in a data center, you are likely missing the boat.

Author: John Sloan (Info-Tech)

Serverless Computing: Cool Technology With a Confusing Name
August 23, 2018

Last year the hot buzzy term in cloud computing was “containers.” This year it is “serverless computing” (though containers remain hot). Serverless is a silly name but beyond the confusing term is an application architecture with real potential for agile app development and cost efficiency.

Author: John Sloan (Info-Tech)

Disaster Recovery Is a Cloud Gateway Drug
August 20, 2018

Through cloud disaster recovery an organization will not only create a cloud-based recovery capability but also learn a lot about the real benefits and costs migrating to cloud Infrastructure as a Service. But this is not a substitute for a comprehensive migration strategy.

Author: John Sloan (Info-Tech)

Puzzle Solving for Hybrid-Cloud, Multi-Cloud, and Containers in a Virtual World
December 07, 2017

With the advent of containers in the emerging technology space and accompanying market excitement, there is much confusion over how to manage applications in legacy virtualized environments. Compound this with the ever-increasing number of converged and hyper-converged offerings, and CIOs may be left scratching their heads. This note contrasts the go-to market strategies of VMware and Nutanix to illustrate two viable, but competing, approaches to the management of application workloads in the future. The key takeaway is that CIOs need to start planning for the long term now or risk defaulting to their incumbent vendors’ aspirations.

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)