The best cloud management platform can provide you with a complete overview of your hybrid or multicloud environment. This allows you to deploy and manage cloud-based applications, as well as monitor the performance and costs for the cloud applications and workloads you deploy. They also let you implement corporate governance policies as well as automate remediation to specific issues. These tools can be used for physical, virtual or private cloud and are often software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, meaning they require minimal software maintenance and update.

The most suitable cloud management platform is dependent on your business requirements and technical requirements. You should look at the feature set and UI/UX, integration capabilities and pricing structure. You should look at reviews from customers cases studies, certifications and case studies as they will help you assess the credibility of the vendor.

RedHat CloudForms is a complete solution for cloud automation and IT infrastructure. This cloud management system comes with various options that allow template-based automation, as well as orchestration for private and public clouds. It also provides an overall view of your multicloud or hybrid environment and provide self-service to users. It also allows for automated compliance monitoring and enforcement, and dynamically optimize resource usage for high performance.

CloudStack is a multicloud management platform that is open-source. It provides a foundational infrastructure layer that allows you to deploy and run VMs. CloudStack can be used in both private and public clouds, but is most often employed in multicloud and hybrid environments. It comes with orchestration built in and many management and visibility capabilities such as auto-provisioning of users, account and role management, dynamic resizing, and more. It comes with a REST-based API that is flexible and supports hypervisors such as Xen KVM Ubuntu and many others.