Practical Guide to Cloud Management Platforms

Practical Guide to Cloud Management Platforms

The Practical Guide to Cloud Management Platforms was written to help enterprise Information Technology (IT) managers, business decision makers, system operations staff, application architects and application developers understand the functions of a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) for managing applications and data across multiple cloud infrastructures.

The rise of hybrid IT architectures increases the need for process harmonization and tools interoperability to address these requirements.

This guide discusses the functions and capabilities of a Cloud Management Platform, the challenges of hybrid cloud services, evaluation criteria for selecting a CMP, and deployment considerations




This paper was published by the Cloud Standards Customer Council, a program launched by the OMG in 2011 to advance the adoption of cloud computing. This work is now under the purview of the OMG Cloud Working Group. Copyright is owned by OMG. Visit to learn more.