This post is a continuation of what to look for in a cloud platform manager. This post gives a detailed roundup of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Cloud Managers.
SaaS Cloud Managers
Offering the greatest personal back-up facility, Otixo is an ideal cloud manager with great data security and storage options. On your basic subscription plan, Otixo allows unlimited transfer of data, encryption up to 25 files with limited sharing. The next best plan is of $0.99 per month allows you to access encryption facilities in an unlimited way also providing a whopping file size limit of 1 GB. Working with 25 service providers, Otixo is easy to handle with a drag-drop facility for files. The lack of online editing features and limited trial offer are the drawbacks.
This Android cloud manager is great for syncing, multiple Cloud storage accounts like GoogleDrive, Slodrive, Dropbox etc. Using an interactive Holo UI, it allows abundant transfer of data online and security through Pin allocation. Offering a 2-week free trial, Cloudii has disadvantages like files being offered only in pdf format, downloaded files being opened by 3rd party application and a requirement of Android over 4.0.
This open source manager is a boon for techies. It allows seamless syncing between multiple accounts. It allows extensive file storage, access and online file sharing with tight security. Being open source, it allows users to read/write their data on the Cloud with total security. The technicality involved in coding is the only glitch in this open source software. Its novel concept of ‘Federated Cloud Sharing’ is really catching on.
CloudHQ offers integration with multiple service providers like Google Apps, Office 365, Amazon S3, Dropbox, Egnyte etc. It allows backup and storage of emails, collaboration of folders between different accounts and syncing apps. But all this only on a subscription basis.
Skykick is a Cloud Manager that allows management of users, groups and providers. Resource sharing, management of provider settings and auto-discovery of users and licenses are all its features.
PaaS Cloud Managers
OpenShift by Red Hat is built on Kubernetes to offer data storage security and operational stability. It is able to integrate with Azure, Cinder, CNS, Ceph, Google PD, AWS EBS, Gluster FS ETC. Excellent for multi-cloud orchestration. it provides an extra layer for service configuration and network administration.
Cloud Foundry is an open source software built by cloud Native Computing Foundation and Open Source Initiative. It offers platform-support that is built-in for Kubernetes and Docker. A non-profit PaaS software, it allows transfer of applications between Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Compute Layer (GCP) and IBM SoftLayer.
Mirantis is a B2B cloud computing company and one of the top contributors towards OpenStack. They build both private and public clouds based on OpenStack. However, Mirantis is also a cloud platform for Kubernetes, Drive Train, Ceph, SDN, and StackLight.
The OnApp software enables both businesses and service providers to build and operate public and private cloud. Apart from this, one can create and control Disaster Recovery and CDN environments. Furthermore, the OnApp Federation functions as a cloud marketplace for people to buy and sell cloud infrastructure managed by OnApp software.
IaaS Cloud Managers
Called the “holy grail of cloud computing”, Rightscale offers multi-cloud orchestration. It integrates and manages public and private clouds, virtual and bare metal services, as well as container services and IaaS environments.
Scalr was developed as an open source cloud management platform for multi-cloud infrastructure. It is now maintained on GitHub and provides “90% of the features, at 10% of the price” according to one of the reviewers.
The Abiquo Hybrid Cloud Platform can build, integrate, and manage both public as well as private clouds. Servers, storage system, network, and virtual devices can all be deployed and maintained, with LDAP integration being supported.
Building scalable infrastructure in multi-cloud centres using dedicated servers is one of the strong points of GoGrid. GoGrid balances FS hardware load elastically and offers total control of cloud storage through automation and self service.
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