4 tips for buying cloud management software - NetworkWorld | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

"IaaS needs its own tools
Consuming cloud-based virtual machines, storage, databases and other services is such a complex issue that users can benefit greatly from using a dedicated management platform for IaaS, especially if they’re managing a hybrid cloud computing environment.

Two basic options
All the public IaaS cloud vendors - Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer, etc. - have their own native tools for managing their products.  The other option is for users to buy a CMP, also referred to as a Cloud Brokerage Service (CSB). Companies such as RightScale allow users to manage their AWS and Azure resources from a single management console. 

What to look for in cloud management software
-Cloud management and brokerage of services
-Expense Management
-Operational Monitoring

Cloud management market is immature"