Cloud computing delivers big benefits to users and enterprises but poses big management challenges for IT groups. The right cloud management software solutions can help your team meet these challenges and maximize the business value of the clouds that you manage.
Cloud management software works on top of a highly virtualized server, storage, and network infrastructure to deliver the core functionality and benefits of cloud computing. Cloud management software, sometimes bundled into an integrated cloud management platform, should include support for these capabilities:
Another key element of cloud management—absolutely critical in order to ensure a good experience for service users—is application performance monitoring (APM). Conventional cloud management software may struggle to provide effective APM capabilities due to the highly distributed cloud architecture that must be monitored, especially for enterprises that use a combination of multiple private and public cloud services. In these hybrid cloud environments, often the only common thread is that all the individual cloud applications are delivered to end users over the Internet.
Akamai helps organizations get better performance from private, public, and hybrid cloud services by leveraging the global Akamai Intelligent Platform—with its more than 216,000 servers in over 120 countries—to accelerate application delivery and safeguard applications against internet security threats. Akamai's managed cloud services support comprehensive application acceleration methodologies including IP network routing optimization, server load balancing, connection pooling, TCP optimization, inline mobile content optimization, inline video transcoding, and more.
To support our clients' cloud management needs, Akamai provides our Cloud Monitor technology, a cloud-based push API service that delivers transaction and security event data from the Akamai Intelligent Platform into your central cloud management software platform and reporting environment.
With the Akamai Cloud Monitor you can: