This is the ’16 Gartner Cloud Management Platform Market Guide

May 25, 2016
This is the ’16 Gartner Cloud Management Platform Market Guide

Good news: VMware has distribution rights to the new 2016 Gartner Market Guide for Cloud Management Platforms: Large, Emerging and Open-Source Software Vendors. This means you can read the report here for free!

This blog also includes links to IDC Software Market Share reports for “Cloud Systems Management” and “Worldwide Datacenter Automation,” showing VMware as the market share leader.

Cloud Management Platform

With the emergence of cloud service providers, the Business now have alternatives to IT. The rise of cloud computing has created IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings allowing vendors to directly target your users. A host of cloud services is available at the swipe of a credit card. Your Business users know what they are going to get, how much it’s going to cost, and when they are going to get it. And they no longer have to wait.

In this world, IT needs to recognize that its role has radically evolved from being the sole provider of infrastructure and applications to one where it has to compete for the Business’s business. Today’s successful enterprise IT organization must demonstrate its value as a strategic partner to its business stakeholders, delivering IT services in an agile and cost-effective manner, while ensuring the company and its data remains compliant and secure. And it must be able to source and manage those services, whether from a private, public, or hybrid cloud.

According to Gartner, Cloud Management Platforms are integrated products that provide for the management of public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Gartner has recently released the 2016 version of the Market Guide for Cloud Management Platforms: Large, Emerging and Open-Source Software Vendors. Learn more about the rapidly changing Cloud Management Platform (CMP) market and the guidance Gartner provides for the acquisition and usage of CMPs to see which CMP is right for you.

Why is VMware right for you?

VMware has worked with thousands of customers building and managing private and hybrid clouds.  Based on our experience with our customers, we have discovered that customers generally adopt a CMP to solve specific challenges in their cloud journey. As the virtualization pioneer and recognized market share leader in both cloud systems management and cloud automation, VMware offers solutions that address these use cases.

VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture provides the ability to build, operate, and automate infrastructure and application delivery for both traditional and new applications types across private, public and hybrid infrastructures in just minutes. VMware’s Cloud Management Platform is based on this underlying architecture and offers the most complete solution, including Day 1 AND Day 2 management capabilities, automating everything in the SDDC and at scale.

So if you’re looking to offer multi-cloud choice and fast public cloud-like experience, helping the business to build and deploy apps faster, while maintaining control and efficiency, VMware may be right for you.

Read the Gartner Report

Click here to read the report. And be sure to visit us online at VMware vRealize Suite to learn more about how you can jump start your hybrid cloud management journey with VMware.

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