Cloud management is how administrators control—and orchestrate—all the products and services that operate in a cloud: the users and access control, data, applications, and services. It’s about giving admins the ability to access the resources they need, automate those processes that they want to, and make adjustments as needed, while also monitoring usage and cost. It’s also how admins maintain flexibility and scalablity, while being able to adapt quickly when things change.
Cloud mangement tools help admins oversee all types of cloud (public cloud, private cloud, hybrid and multicloud) and cloud activities, from resource deployment and use tracking to data integration, Kubernetes, and disaster recovery. They provide administrative control over the infrastructure, platforms, applications, cloud provider and cloud service provider resources, and data that—together—create a cloud.