Market-leading cloud management platforms

By Edwin Boadu | 2 August 2018

Cloud management platforms are technologies that are used to monitor and operate applications, services and data, which are situated on the cloud. In order to select the most effective cloud management software, one needs to pay close attention to a number of features: multiple cloud management (allows application to operate on multiple environments), flexibility (enables easy customisation), future-proof (able to adapt to and harness any regular innovation) and security (safeguards and protects against cyber threats).

IBM Cloud Orchestrator

IBM Cloud Orchestrator automates the provision of cloud services with the aid of policy-based tools. Configuration, management and development of environments within the cloud, and integration of services within such environments are at the forefront of the platform’s ability. As well as these qualities, it facilitates the back-up and protection of these environments within minutes.

The most advantageous aspect of the platform is its ability to accelerate service delivery times by up to 90 percent, and, in turn, reduce the number of disconnected management tools in use and completely automate error-prone manual workloads.

ProcessGene GRC Software Suite

ProcessGene GRC Software Suite focuses particularly on the management of risks. Identification, assessment, analysis and mitigation of risks are all methods that the platform deploys to monitor risks of different natures. For this reason, the platform is apt for companies that wish to accomplish a goal, whilst taking into consideration and evaluating risks associated with such goals more efficiently.

Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack, with its highly scalable infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing platform, deploys and manages large networks of virtual machines. Central to its features are multi-user support, dynamic workload management, secure cloud deployments, comprehensive service management, multiple storage solutions and resource provisioning.

Symantec Web and Cloud Security

Through the merger of access governance, threat protection and information security, Symantec Web and Cloud Security provides a strong cyber defence across a company’ enterprise. Such a security safeguards users against web and network-based threats and provides business-policy-control across enterprise.


PowerDMS provides practical tools to aid the organisation and management of crucial documents. The software attains such management through powerful collaboration, process and automation. The application facilitates enterprises to uphold proof of compliance, through the training and testing of employees, and, by so doing, reduce risk and liability.

Manage Engine Applications Manager

Manage Engine Application Manager proactively monitors business applications and facilitates businesses to ensure their revenue-critical applications meet end use expectations. Whilst doing ao, the application also offers firms the ability to monitor and manage all of their infrastructure: application servers, databases, big data stores, web servers and services, virtual systems and cloud resources.


AppFormix, a management and orchestration platform, provides total visibility into multi-cloud environments to reduce and annihilate any potential issues. By enabling enterprises to visualise and investigate both physical and virtual environments, it makes operations far more easier and more effective. The software’s monitoring and inherent-based analytics translates into the application’s ability to transform raw data from a diverse set of resources into a format that is easily accessible by the enterprise.

Service Now Cloud Management

Service Now Cloud Management tackles complications that not only may arise when an enterprise attempts to maintain a sustainable standard level of services, but also controls the risks and costs to organisations as demand for cloud services grow. Through the provision of a standard operating approach to both hybrid and public clouds, the application delivers enterprise-class services faster, without runaway costs, increased risks or user complexity.


OpenStack, designed for public and private clouds, allows businesses to monitor large pools of storage. All of the data, which is stored on a dashboard via the OpenStack API, gives administrators control whilst empowering users to provide resources through a web interface. Central to its features is its ability to automate all of the important processes and cloud computing areas: storage, container infrastructure, shared services, networking, orchestration, application lifecycle and workload provisioning

Centrify Application Services

Centrify Application Services protects users against compromised credentials, which is seen as the main point of attack for cyber threats and data breaches. Through the minimisation of password risk, the verification of users before granting access and the formation analytics that monitor behaviour-based-access, CAS's services secure and protect thousands of applications.

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