Cloud Management System
Cloud Management System is the process of monitoring and maximizing efficiency in the use of one or more private or public clouds. It allows IT managers to move workloads through different clouds and manage the cost of cloud resources. Cloud management systems can also help organizations achieve three goals:
- Self-service refers to the flexibility achieved when IT pros access cloud resources, create new ones, monitor usage and cost, and adjust resource allocations.
- Workflow automation lets operations teams manage cloud instances without human intervention.
- Cloud analysis helps track cloud workloads and user experiences.
Characteristics of Cloud Management System:
1. Data about the utilization of a compute instance’s volume and performance provides insight into the application’s overall health.
2. Storage consumption refers to storage tied to the compute instances.
3. Load-balancing services distribute incoming network traffic.
4. Database instances help pool and analyze data.
5. Cache instances use memory to hold frequently accessed data and thus avoid the need to use slower media, such as disk storage.
6. Functions are also called serverless computing services that are used to provision workloads and avoid the need to supply and pay for compute instances.