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Impact Awards: Vote for the best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool

Vote here for the best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool in the 2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.

The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards recognize the top products, technologies and services in the essential areas of technology that Modern Infrastructure covers. The award-winning tools help run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or out.

Judges have whittled down the list of submissions to the finalists below. Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced in early January in a special issue of Modern Infrastructure.

Entrants in the Best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool category offer software or services that create or manage private and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

The companies listed below are the finalists for the 2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards' best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool category. 

(Product descriptions provided by vendor websites) 

CliQr CloudCenter 4.0

CloudCenter offers full lifecycle management in an intuitive packaged platform to easily model, migrate and manage applications, users and clouds. The application-defined technology de-couples applications from complex hybrid cloud environments, to be fluidly managed on any cloud.

CloudBolt Software

CloudBolt enables enterprise IT to operate as a cloud service provider. Our cloud management platform works with both new and existing environments and balances agility with control through an intuitive online service catalog. CloudBolt gives users what they want, when they want it.

EMC Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

EMC’s Hybrid Cloud drives business agility and transforms IT by automating and reducing the cost of delivering mission-critical IT services by up to 24%. An engineered solution, it makes delivering hybrid cloud simple with implementations in 28 days.

HotLink Cloud Management Express

HotLink Cloud Management Express is the only solution to extend VMware vCenter capabilities to unify the administration and management of public and private cloud resources – including AWS, Azure, vCloud Air, OpenStack, Hyper-V, XenServer and KVM.

Red Hat Cloud Forms

CloudForms is an open, cloud management platform designed for private or public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. CloudForms delivers the flexibility and agility that businesses seek, while maintaining the governance that IT departments require. With CloudForms, customers can leverage existing virtual infrastructure and add resources from modern cloud infrastructures, all while reducing the time and effort required for provisioning and lifecycle management.


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vCommander 5.5 from Embotics

Embotics is the anti-shackles cloud management platform company with no a sales rep, vendor neutral, and easy to use, self-service IT solution that can be delivered before lunch. Their vCommander empowers enterprises and service providers to deliver ITaaS across any private, public or hybrid environment without locking them into a platform. For additional information please visit Embotics.

Vistara Lifecycle Management

Vistara extends IT operations lifecycle management capabilities across on-premise, private clouds, and public clouds from a unified command center that provides service dashboards and application visibility wherever the underlying resources are.

VMware vCloud Suite

VMware vCloud Suite is an integrated offering that brings together VMware vSphere, VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware vRealize cloud management platform capabilities (automation, operations and business) to deliver a vSphere-based private cloud.

Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) 5

ZSD-5 provides turnkey monitoring for converged, virtualized, and cloud infrastructures.  It automatically builds and maintains state models for these targets allowing immediate service impact analysis and root cause identification via our patented confidence ranking engine.

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