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Cloud Management: Solutions Assessment and Market Outlook 2015

  • January 2015
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  • Mind Commerce Publishing
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  • 87 pages

Overview:

The Cloud Management ecosystem is rapidly transforming as players, solutions, and associated personnel skills evolve to meet the challenges of 21st century technologies and business practices. Business processes and IT practices moving in concert at the most successful companies who manage this transition well.

Cloud Management can become increasingly complex depending on the specific architectures, business relationships, and evolution of technologies and business interactions. Some of the areas that can lead to complexity are Hybrid Cloud Environments, Inter-Cloud Mediation, and managing multiple Cloud APIs.

New paradigms are emerging such as Cloud Service Management Services to fill gaps that many companies have in terms of resources, skills, and expertise. Major Cloud Management functions include the following:
Service Management
Platform Management
Infrastructure Management
Security Management
Data and Analytics Management
This report provides analysis of cloud management requirements with consideration to architecture, application lifecycle, management application models, and other factors. The report presents an assessment of cloud management companies and solutions including an evaluation of current offerings, growth drivers, market outlook and anticipated future Cloud needs and solutions.

The report includes the following timely information:

Market Outlook
Revenue Expectations
Job Outlook for Cloud Careers
Critical IT Skills and Certifications
Companies and Solutions Assessment
Future of the Cloud
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Target Audience:

Telecommunications network operators
Cloud and datacenter services companies
Cloud and data security solution providers
Cloud and telecom infrastructure providers
IT services, integration, and outsourcing companies
Data management and analytics services companies
Human resource planning personnel of all companies

Report Benefits:

Cloud Management Forecasts
Overview of Cloud Management
Analysis of Cloud APIs, Data, and Analytics
Evaluation of Cloud Management Marketplace
Assessment of Cloud Management Applications
Evaluation of Cloud Services Market Opportunities
Analysis of Cloud Management Companies and Solutions
Vision into Future Market Needs for Cloud Management

Companies in Report:

ABIQUO
ADAPTIVE COMPUTING
BMC
CAT TECHNOLOGIES
CISCO
CLOUDSTACK
CONVIRTUR
DELL
EGENERA
ELASTICSSTACK
EUCALUPTUS
FLEXIANT
HP
IBM
KEYNOTE
NOVEL
ORACLE
RIGHTSCALE
SERVICENOW INC.
SPLUNK
VMWARE

Table Of Contents

Cloud Management: Solutions Assessment and Market Outlook 2015
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
2 FUNDAMENTAL CLOUD NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS 6
2.1 CLOUD COMPUTING DELIVERY MODELS 6
2.1.1 Software as a Service (SaaS) 6
2.1.1.1 SaaS Show Case 6
2.1.1.1.1 Microsoft Office Live 6
2.1.1.1.1.1 Office Live Workspace 7
2.1.1.1.1.2 Office Live Small Business 7
2.1.1.1.2 Google Apps 7
2.1.1.1.2.1 Advantages of Google Apps 8
2.1.1.1.2.1.1 Custom-Domain 8
2.1.1.1.2.1.2 Wide Set of Tools 8
2.1.1.1.2.1.3 Security 8
2.1.1.1.2.1.4 Collaboration 8
2.1.1.1.2.1.5 Publishing 9
2.1.1.1.2.2 Disadvantage of Google Apps 9
2.1.2 Platform as a Service (PaaS) 9
2.1.2.1 PaaS Show Case 10
2.1.2.1.1 Windows Azure Platform 10
2.1.2.1.1.1 Components of Windows Azure 10
2.1.2.1.1.1.1 Windows Azure 10
2.1.2.1.1.1.2 SQL Azure 10
2.1.2.1.1.1.2.1 Advantages of SQL Azure 11
2.1.2.1.1.1.2.1.1 Easy Deployment 11
2.1.2.1.1.1.2.1.2 Highly Managable 11
2.1.2.1.1.1.2.1.3 Replication 11
2.1.2.1.1.1.3 AppFabric 11
2.1.2.2 SaaS/PaaS Show Case 13
2.1.2.2.1 SalesForce.com 13
2.1.2.2.1.1 Customization 13
2.1.2.2.1.2 Rich Web Services API 13
2.1.2.2.2 Force.com Platform 14
2.1.2.2.2.1 Force Data Persistency Layer 15
2.1.2.2.2.2 Platform Data Security 16
2.1.2.2.3 Google AppEngine 17
2.1.3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 18
2.1.3.1 IaaS Show Case 19
2.1.3.1.1 Amazon Web Services 19
2.1.3.1.1.1 Amazon EC2 19
2.1.3.1.1.2 Amazon S3 19
2.1.3.1.1.3 Amazon CloudFront 20
2.1.3.1.1.4 Amazon SimpleDB 20
2.1.3.1.1.5 Amazon SQS 20
2.1.3.1.1.6 Amazon VPC 21
2.1.3.1.2 VMware vCloud 21
2.1.3.1.2.1 vCloud Express 22
2.2 CLOUD DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES 23
2.2.1 Public Cloud 23
2.2.2 Private Cloud 23
2.2.2.1 On-premise Private Cloud 24
2.2.2.2 Externally Hosted Private Cloud 24
2.2.3 Hybrid Cloud 24
2.2.4 Community Cloud 24
3 CLOUD MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS 25
3.1 CLOUD INTEROPERABILITY AND STANDARDIZATION 25
3.2 CLOUD COMPUTING ARCHITECTURE 26
3.2.1 Cloud Infrastructure 27
3.2.2 Cloud APIs 28
3.3 CLOUD DATA AND ANALYTICS MANAGEMENT 29
3.4 CLOUD APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGEMENT 29
3.4.1 Application Lifecycle 29
3.4.1.1 Uploaded 30
3.4.1.2 Deployed 31
3.4.1.3 Instantiated 32
3.4.1.4 Suspended 32
3.5 CLOUD MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS 32
3.5.1 Self-Service 32
3.5.1.1 Demand for Cloud Self-Service Applications 33
3.5.1.2 Self-Service Requirements 34
3.5.2 Cloud Virtualization Management 34
3.5.2.1 Demand for Cloud Virtualization Management 35
3.5.2.2 Cloud Virtualization Management Software 35
3.5.2.3 Benefits of Virtualization 37
3.5.2.3.1 Less Complexity 37
3.5.2.3.2 Cost Reduction 37
3.5.2.3.3 For Private and Public Clouds 37
3.5.2.3.4 Quick Setup 38
3.5.3 Workflow Orchestration 38
3.5.3.1 Demand for Workflow Orchestration 38
3.5.3.1.1 Business vs. Scientific Workflows 38
3.5.3.1.2 Business Workflows 39
3.5.3.1.2.1 Modeling 40
3.5.3.1.2.2 Deployment 40
3.5.3.1.2.3 Execution 40
3.5.3.1.2.4 Monitoring 40
3.5.3.1.2.5 Analysis 41
3.5.3.2 Cloud Workflow Orchestration 41
3.5.3.3 Business Requirements 42
3.5.3.3.1 Defining the Order of Services 42
3.5.3.3.2 Security 42
3.5.3.3.3 Service Level Agreements 42
3.5.3.4 Cloud Orchestration Usage Scenarios 42
3.5.4 Cloud Capacity Management and Monitoring 43
3.5.4.1 Cloud Computing Resources 43
3.5.4.1.1 Computing Resources 43
3.5.4.1.2 Networking Resources 43
3.5.4.1.3 Storage Resources 44
3.5.4.1.4 Power Resources 44
3.5.4.1.5 Resource Demand Pro?ling 45
3.5.4.1.5.1 Cases for Web Applications Demand Profiling 45
3.5.4.1.6 Resource Utilization Estimation 45
3.5.4.2 Demand for Cloud Capacity Management 47
3.5.4.3 Cloud Capacity Management Strategy 47
3.5.4.4 Requirements for Cloud Capacity Management Strategy 48
3.5.4.4.1 Cloud Capacity Monitoring and Reporting Solutions 48
3.5.4.5 Resource Allocation Controller 49
3.5.5 Cloud Performance Analysis and Analytics 50
3.5.5.1 Factors affecting Cloud Performance 50
3.5.5.1.1 Security 50
3.5.5.1.2 Recovery 50
3.5.5.1.3 Service Level Agreements 50
3.5.5.1.4 Network Bandwidth 51
3.5.5.1.5 Storage Capacity 51
3.5.5.1.6 Buffer Capacity 51
3.5.5.1.7 Disk capacity 51
3.5.5.1.8 Fault Tolerance 51
3.5.5.1.9 Availability 51
3.5.5.1.10 Number of Users 51
3.5.5.1.11 Location 51
3.5.5.2 Performance Monitoring as-a-Service 52
3.5.5.3 Automated Resource Utilization Monitoring and Analysis 52
3.5.5.4 Advanced Data Analytics for Better Performance 52
3.5.5.5 Cloud Resource Monitoring and Tracking 53
4 MARKET OUTLOOK: REVENUE, JOBS, AND MORE 54
4.1 MARKET POTENTIAL 54
4.1.1 Overall Global Growth 54
4.1.2 Anticipated IT Focus on Cloud Investment 54
4.2 GROWTH DRIVERS 55
4.2.1 Integrated Services 55
4.2.2 Growth of Cloud Services 55
4.2.3 Service Brokerage 55
4.2.4 Simplified Deployment 55
4.2.5 The Rise of Cloud Service Management Services 56
4.3 IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES AND ADOPTION PRACTICES 57
4.3.1 Typical Cloud Implementation/Operation Challenges 57
4.3.2 Cloud User Survey Findings: Perceptions, Practices and More 57
4.4 PERSONNEL SKILLS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED 58
4.4.1 The Need to Hire IT Personnel with Cloud Expertise 58
4.4.2 Salary Expectations for Cloud Engineers and Managers 63
4.4.3 Skills Needed, Development and Corporate Learning 63
4.4.4 Baseline Cloud Security Skills and Certification 64
4.5 ANTICIPATED EMERGING CLOUD SERVICES 65
4.5.1 Everything as a Service (XaaS) 65
4.5.2 Data as a Service (DaaS) 65
4.5.3 Carrier Cloud Services 65
5 MAJOR VENDORS AND SOLUTIONS 67
5.1 VMWARE 67
5.2 IBM 68
5.3 HP 69
5.4 BMC 70
5.5 CAT TECHNOLOGIES 70
5.6 CISCO 71
5.7 RIGHTSCALE 73
5.8 EGENERA 74
5.9 ORACLE 75
5.10 ADAPTIVE COMPUTING 76
5.11 SERVICENOW INC. 77
5.12 DELL 77
5.13 SPLUNK 78
5.14 KEYNOTE 78
5.15 CLOUDSTACK 79
5.16 EUCALYPTUS 79
5.17 ABIQUO 80
5.18 CONVIRTURE CONVIRT 81
5.19 ELASTICSTACK 81
5.20 FLEXIANT EXTILITY 82
5.21 NOVELL CLOUD MANAGER 83
6 ANTICIPATED FUTURE TRENDS 84
6.1 DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE COST STRATEGIES 84
6.2 THE MOVE AWAY FROM VMS 84
6.3 MULTI-CLOUD ARCHITECTURES 84
6.4 INCREASED AUTOMATION 85
6.5 REAL-TIME CLOUD SERVICE BROKERAGE 86

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