Cloud Management Tools: Gaining Operational Efficiency

Cloud management tools help enterprises gain operational efficiency by enabling cloud provisioning workflows that promote transparency and provide automation to drive flexibility, agility, and cost control. The challenge is finding the right cloud management tool to fit your needs.

Cloud management tools have become essential to any enterprise wanting to achieve digital transformation and enable innovation without sacrificing control and security. Cloud management tools help enterprise IT monitor, provision, and leverage private and public cloud offerings for end users across the enterprise. Effective cloud management tools drive numerous organizational benefits, including increasing the speed of IT deployments, cost transparency, and empowering end-users with self-service features.

The first step when researching cloud management tools is to have a clear understanding of your IT organization and your digital business’ goals and objectives. Some of the questions to ask yourself in order to understand the needs of your organization include:

  • Do we need our cloud management tools to drive value from existing IT investments?
  • Do we need our cloud management tools to facilitate DevOps and software development?
  • Do we need our cloud management tools to produce valuable reporting and analytics?

Understanding these questions, and more, can help drive the search for a solution among the many available cloud management tools that will lead to the operational efficiency, flexibility and agility for any enterprise digital business initiative.

A Leader Among Cloud Management Tools

CloudBolt sees cloud management tools as the key to successfully managing multi-cloud environments. By effectively managing all private and public cloud resources through a centralized environment, a single user-friendly portal, CloudBolt drives self-service and data visibility, leading to greater operational efficiency.

This approach toward cloud management tools is one of the many reasons why CloudBolt recently earned the “Top Rated” designation by WhatMatrix. According to WhatMatrix, this recognition as one of the best cloud management tools is driven by the “ease of acquisition” of public cloud resources. CloudBolt provides a self-service interface that allows users to easily manage and provision resources on demand, and based on job roles.

Two key features that drive CloudBolt as a leader in cloud management tools are:

  • CloudBolt’s support of different resource handlers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), OpenStack, GCE, RHEV, IBM Cloud and Oracle Compute Cloud.
  • CloudBolt’s support of various load balancers, configuration managers, IPAMs, CMDBs and orchestration frameworks.

Having an open plugin approach with a cloud management tool is important, and it is just one of the reasons CloudBolt allows for flexible extension of the management system into existing and future technologies. More importantly, CloudBolt is simple to deploy and does not require organizations to rip and replace environments. The result is the ability to import, sync, and manage legacy deployments with ease.

Finally, CloudBolt’s extensibility empowers IT organizations with the ability to integrate various 3rd-party systems, whether based on legacy or emerging technology, or anything in between. CloudBolt leverages anarchitecture that allows users to create relevant plugins with Python scripts, remote shell scripts, webhooks, or email notifications.

CloudBolt’s features provide you everything you need among the many cloud management tools available. CloudBolt enables enterprise self-service IT and hybrid cloud and multi-cloud management from one unified view.

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