Hybrid cloud computing is the next major trend in the cloud market as it enables IT to have better alignment with the needs of the business. Yet, most cloud management platforms have evolved from virtualization management and only provide operational benefits by automating the deployment of virtual machines and workloads across heterogeneous clouds via simple, self-service catalogs.
To realize the full benefit of hybrid cloud computing, that is not enough. Capabilities that enable an IT-as-a-Service model are required:
• Consumption Management — a better way for business users to use cloud services
• Solution Aggregation — provide choice of additional managed services beyond IaaS to ensure security, resiliency, and efficient utilization
• Governance and Control — a common means to view and control a mixed environment delivered by multiple providers
• Business Support Systems — financial and supplier management capabilities
In this presentation, Forrester Senior Analyst Dave Bartoletti, and Chris Ward, CTO, GreenPages cut through the hype associated with cloud management. Dave shows how many of today’s cloud management platforms are only partial solutions for needs of the overall business and how cloud brokerage fills the gaps. Chris shares how GreenPages’ new Cloud Management-as-a-Service (CMaaS) for Brokerage and Governance enables IT to provide the full benefit of hybrid cloud computing to the business.