The value of your chosen cloud computing management software cannot be underestimated.
If you or your company is considering taking a leap into “the cloud”, you’ll need to consider many factors before making that choice. Things like cost, efficacy and adaptability will probably have a major influence on the cloud computing management software you ultimately choose.
But where to start?
In many ways, you should approach this process much like you would when interviewing candidates for a job– and a high-level job at that! You see, your cloud computing management software is essentially your new IT person, and no one wants an IT person who is too… well…
You have to find the best fit for you or your company! The marketing of user-friendly technology has become increasingly important in recent years– cell phones, operating systems, etc– they’re all vying to be the most responsive, intuitive and easy to use. Cloud computing management software is no different.
If you or someone on staff is fairly tech savvy, you may want to consider taking a look at Zenoss Core. Zenoss Inc. facilitated the creation of this open source IT management software, which now also offers several extensions that support the monitoring and management of cloud computing operations.
Since it’s open source, Zenoss Core and its extensions benefit from the active involvement of its users. You can see the success of open source development in the example of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser.
However, If you’re looking for a full-service, powerhouse company, you may want to consider BMC. BMC has the resources to help you custom-build a cloud computing structure that’s right for you. (I sound like an advertisement– but I they haven’t given me anything ha!)
The point is, BMC is a big software company and they’ve been around for a long time… So they’re probably a safe bet. They’re even listed in the S&P 500.
Switching to the cloud can be a daunting step and choosing the right cloud computing management software is a significant part of that process. Hopefully this article has helped to point you in a resourceful direction.