In an increasingly multicloud world, enterprises are faced with the critical challenge of managing data security across different cloud environments. Most organizations are no longer betting on one public cloud or one private cloud, but see deployment needs for multiple destinations given the increasingly diverse needs of their application portfolios. A recent study by IDC found that as of 2016, “68% of organizations have adopted cloud for enterprise apps,” a 61% increase from 2015.
The differences between the clouds, their respective hosting needs and differences in applications still need to be managed in the aggregate. Increasingly that means enlisting the help of a cloud management platform (CMP), and Gartner provides market guides to help navigate that growing market of software that enables a central governing body to coordinate deployment and usage activities across different clouds from a single pane of glass.