15 of Best Cloud Management Tools


Written by  Raja Rao | 27 May 2011
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Cloud Management is very challenging in the current environment where most of the services are being offered using the cloud computing technology. Services like computing, managing the datacenters across different locations, scalability, security and monitoring apps and processess are being offered by different Cloud Management Tools vendors available in the market. At ToolsJournal we intend to get the best collection of tools as part of our "QuickLists" and here comes a combination of few good tools for management of various aspects in cloud.

Appdynamics


Appdynamics is the leading provider of application performance management for modern application architectures in both the cloud and the data center, delivering solutions for highly demanding distributed, dynamic, and agile environments.  Some of the key features of Appdynamics are built for production environments with very less overhead, Code-level diagnostic data is there when you need it, Best fit for Agile Environments – Dynamic Code Instrumentation.

License  :  Commercial

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Appfirst


AppFirst is an application-aware infrastructure performance monitoring tool that helps SaaS-based companies gain insight into the inner workings of their infrastructure. The AppFirst collector situates itself between your operating system and your infrastructure. AppFirst is the only solution that collects data continuously, get detailed performance information for every process on your system without impacting performance.

License  :  Commercial

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Bluemilecloud

Bluemile cloud computing delivers enterprise grade computing that is developed around your data protection and virtual private server needs. Bluemile reduces cost and increases agility with enterprise grade infrastructure and solutions, including compute, storage and backup.

License :  Commercial

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BMCSoftware

BMC offers a comprehensive set of software products and consulting resources that enable you to design, build, operate, and govern a cloud that meets the needs of your business. BMC cloud computing management software provides features like multi-tier, isolated, and configurable cloud services, Integration with existing systems and processes, Support for the ongoing operations of the cloud – governance, optimization, capacity management.

License :  Commercial

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Cloudlock

CloudLock provides enterprise class data protection, access controls, and security for organizations of any size looking to retain control of their data while gaining the colloboration and cost savings benefits of the cloud. CloudLock provides the visibility and control you need over your domain’s Google Docs. Use CloudLock to find and fix exposure, audit sharing permissions, generate compliance reports, monitor changes in access rights, and get alerts when changes occur.

License :  Commercial (Free upto 10 users with limited features)

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Cloudshare

CloudShare is a cloud computing company that provides unprecedented flexibility and ease of use for moving enterprise IT systems and applications—unchanged—into the cloud. CloudShare offers a ready-to-go cloud that lets you move your enterprise IT systems and applications from on-site to the cloud and share them instantly – through a Web browser – whenever and wherever you need them. Some of the features Cloudshare provides are multi-VM networked environment, Edit VM RAM, disk space and CPUs, Auto-suspend, Max cloud hardware...

License :  Commercial

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Cloudswitch

CloudSwitch’s innovative software bridges the enterprise data center with cloud computing services, extending enterprise security and control into the cloud. With CloudSwitch, applications remain tightly integrated with enterprise data center tools and policies, and are managed as if they were running locally. CloudSwitch protects enterprises from the complexity, risks and potential lock-in of cloud computing, freeing them to leverage the cloud’s advantages in cost and business agility.

License :  Commercial

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enStratus

enStratus™ is a cloud infrastructure management solution for deploying and managing enterprise-class applications in public, private and hybrid clouds. enStratus has a multi-cloud architecture that provides security, reliability and cloud independence. Some of the key features of enStratus are Key Management and Encryption, User Management, Automation of different tasks, Managing public and private clouds.

License :  Commercial (Free upto 5 Servers and 3 users included)

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Kaavo

Kaavo provides cloud management software to automate the deployment and management of complex applications and workloads across public, private, and hybrid clouds. The core product, IMOD delivers a top-down, application-centric approach to cloud resource management. It also delivers single-click deployment of complex applications and autopilot capabilities to automatically manage run-time service levels. Kaavo provides a SaaS version of IMOD as well as an on-premise version for select private clouds.

License :  Commercial

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maxiscale

MaxiScale’s cloud-scale file serving and storage platform is a breakthrough for Internet data centers and storage infrastructure that fundamentally changes the economics of deploying Web-scale applications. The FLEX Software Platform addresses the unpredictable and expanding data requirements facing companies that deliver Internet applications via public and private clouds. MaxiScale’s innovative Peer Set™ architecture and single disk I/O small file operations allow data centers to linearly scale a single namespace to hundreds of petabytes, eliminate forklift upgrades and reduce disk spindle counts by a factor of 10.

License :  Commercial

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Okta

Okta is the market leading on-demand identity and access management service that enables enterprises to accelerate the secure adoption of their web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall. Okta delivers a complete solution addressing the needs of IT, end users, and business leaders; no customization required.

License :  Commercial

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Rightscale

RightScale is the leading provider of cloud management solutions that enable you to design, deploy, manage, and automate business-critical applications on the cloud. RightScale Platform enables you to manage entire deployments – groups of servers architected to work together – saving valuable systems administration time and reducing costly errors. RightScale Cloud Management Platform provides complete automation, thereby reducing the administration and complexity of managing cloud deployments, yet giving you the flexibility, control, and portability you need.

License :  Commercial

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RiverMuse

RiverMuse’s powerful Event Correlation and Management (ECM) platform built for today’s dynamic infrastructures at price levels affordable for small and medium enterprises. RiverMuse delivers real-time, cross-domain event correlation software that enables enterprises to optimize IT Operations processes so they can drive down costs, resolve problems faster and assure end user services. It achieves this by automating the event to alert to incident life cycle and bridging the gap between IT Operations center and the Service Desk – driving higher productivity and effectiveness.

License :  Commercial

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Scalr

Scalr will provision new servers on-the-fly to handle spikes in demand, and decommission them when no longer needed to lower cost. It will scale your database, application servers, and load balancers so you never have to. Scalr provides you with a high uptime, fault-tolerant website. Some key features of Scalr are multi-cloud deployments, scalable relational databases and appservers, Scripting interfaces, Scheduler, API Control.

License :  Commercial (Free upto 8 Servers)

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VMTurbo

VMTurbo provides an integrated suite for proactive and automated management of workload and resources in virtualized data centers. It provides a holistic view of your virtual infrastructure, and detailed action plans with respect to workload placement and resource allocation.

License :  Commercial

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Author: Raja Rao, Twitter Connect "@VRajaRao"

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

You can reach Raja at raja@toolsjournal.com 

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