EMA Recognizes Leading Private Cloud Management Platform Solutions from the End-User Perspective

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Latest EMA Radar Report provides in-depth insights into leading vendor solutions.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report™ titled EMA Private Cloud Radar Report. Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right private cloud management platforms products, EMA has identified the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria defined by EMA Research Director, Systems Management, Torsten Volk.

Cloud is one of the most discussed topics in enterprise IT today. Recent EMA research – Demystifying Cloud – has shown that many organizations are getting started with implementing private cloud platforms without having done their homework in other datacenter disciplines, such as automation and orchestration, security management, service monitoring, and storage automation. It is essential to understand that the implementation of a private cloud does not directly solve any of these problems. Private clouds come in different flavors –IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS– and simply add an abstraction and self-service layer on top of server, storage, and network virtualization. Instead of replacing existing enterprise IT management systems, private cloud platforms connect and orchestrate these systems to enable customers to build more agile, resilient, and efficient application environments and business services.

“Based on our research, we know that many organizations are struggling to obtain the anticipated ROI from their private cloud,” said Volk. “This is typically due to the cultural shift required within the IT organization from a resource centric to a business service centric paradigm. The right technology platform for private cloud supports this transformation process and offers the organization a much higher chance of achieving the aspired ROI.”

The EMA Radar Report for Private Cloud Management Platforms provides a detailed analysis of the leading solutions in this market place, offering guidance to organizations looking to adopt the most effective platform to meet their unique, private cloud requirements. EMA’s evaluation crosses five distinct pillars indicating value: functionality, price advantage, architecture and integration, deployment and administration, and vendor strength.

A detailed, comparative study of products from the following vendors based on the aforementioned criteria is included: Abiquo, ASG, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Citrix, Egenera, Embotics, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Morphlabs, Nimbula and Vmware.

The complete EMA Radar Report for Private Cloud Management Platforms is available online at: http://bit.ly/Y3HBAD

The summary version is available online at: http://bit.ly/YYd9pE

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart, making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, and a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor.

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.

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