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Cloud Management Platforms

A cloud management platform (CMP) is a dedicated software application that enables businesses to oversee and control their multi-cloud environments, including public, private and, hybrid cloud. With companies using a growing number of cloud services from a wider range of providers, CMPs seek to help manage and rein in this complexity. The functionality of CMPs will depend heavily on the implementation. Possible features include cloud metering and billing, provisioning new system images, managing system resources, automating and optimizing cloud workloads, and helping to address issues of data governance and compliance.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Cloud Management Platforms

SMBs may or may not require a cloud management platform, depending on their level of investment in the cloud. The more cloud services a company uses, the more attractive it becomes to use a CMP to manage and orchestrate them all.

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