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Cloud Visibility and Control in a Self-Service World

In this report, we discuss the functions that are most needed in a strong cloud portal, as well as what’s on the horizon to be included in future cloud portals. We also examine a selection of leading cloud providers, comparing and contrasting their current capabilities and anticipated enhancements.

Executive Summary

Cloud management platforms, and the Web-based portals that allow users to interact with the platform, are the face of the cloud to the customer. As such, they provide uch-functionality, from the ability to see, deploy, and manage cloud services in a manner that’s most effective for the enterprise.

Enterprise users find two features necessary to any cloud management portal: visibility and control.

Visibility offers the user the capacity to view all of the cloud resources subscribed to in one easy-to-read dashboard. IT can use visibility dashboards to ensure that resources are being adequately consumed and are not over-provisioned, and that everything is operating as it should. Control offers the ability to manipulate how cloud resources are configured, and to deploy new resources as business requirements demand.

Most cloud providers have moved beyond basic functionality and added enhanced features as a means of differentiating their management platforms. Specifically, many providers have added one or more of the following elements:

- User customization
- Smart analytics
- Policy-based automation
- Mobile integration
- Open Source Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Today, cloud service providers vary in the features and functionality that they offer within their cloud management platforms. In this analysis, Frost & Sullivan examines the features and functionality of robust cloud management platforms, as well as the capabilities of a selection of cloud service providers.

Table Of Contents

Cloud Management Portals: Cloud Visibility and Control in a Self-Service World 
Executive Summary
Introduction
Portal Functionality: The Basics
Portal Functionality: Enhancing Usability
Cloud Management Portal Differentiators
A Comparison of Cloud Portal Functionality
Frost and Sullivan - The Last Word

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