Cloud Management Tools 101


Cloud computing is one of the best things ever happened to businesses in this age of technology. It provides computing power, IT resources, database storage and applications through cloud services. All the heavy lifting has been done by the cloud so that businesses are able to provide quality services to their customers. Businesses can access servers and stored data easily over the internet.

 

Cloud service platforms should therefore have management tools for the cloud environments. The tools assist in monitoring processes and provide information about the cloud systems. There are readily available cloud infrastructure management tools that every beginner business to cloud computing needs to know and these are; CloudWatch; This cloud management tool is not a hybrid cloud management tool since it only works for Amazon Web Service (AWS) platform only. Businesses who want a secure fast and cost friendly cloud system can find AWS’s tool a perfect fit. Besides that, it helps businesses collect and monitor log files, track metrics and set alarms. Though limited to AWS platform, it is a powerful cloud management tool that is worth mentioning. Kaavo; This tool is used to handle demand variations, encrypt persisted data, deploy complex multi-tier applications with a single click and automate workflows to handle run-time production exceptions. Kaavo can do all this through its core, the IMOD. IMOD enables provision, configuration and enables changes to be made in the cloud environment.

 

RightScale’s components; multi-cloud engine, adaptable automation engine, cloud management environment and cloud ready server template are geared towards introducing businesses into the cloud using their libraries. All its components work in unison making it a powerful cloud management tool. Morph cloud Server is for those enterprises in need of deploying a private cloud with dynamic provisioning. Even though a new tool in the cloud computing world, Morph capabilities are undisputable with a little help from Eucalyptus cloud computing platform and Ubuntu Linux operating system in its core. Zeus, currently supporting Rackspace and Amazon platforms, is well known for its unshaken web servers. With Apache, Zeus has come up with an application server space controller known as the application delivery controller. With the controller, Zeus destroys any additional instances in the cloud that may be slowing down its efficiency.
Scalr; This tool is one of many that creates dynamic clusters on the Amazon platform. Scalr is great when it comes to upsizing and downsizing because of traffic demands, custom image building for server-types and snapshots. However, this tool uses the traditional architecture which limits several platforms, applications, databases and operating systems. High-performance computing, management of big data and business applications are just some of the things that the cloud has to offer. One therefore needs to have all the tools to enable them to rip the full benefits of cloud computing environment. Kaavo, Morph, Zeus, and Scalr are some of the much-needed tools that you as a business should know about to enable easy cloud monitoring.