According Gartner, Cloud management platform (CMP) solutions are advisable to support the management of multi cloud deployments and avoid under management.
By 2021, 75% of organizations without Cloud Management tooling to manage their multicloud environments will spend more than they would have had they stayed on-premises, and will also lack needed policy and governance capabilities, increasing the likelihood of security and/or compliance exposures.
Gartner has identified seven capabilities critical to the success of the use cases commonly involved in this endeavor (see Note 1):
Provisioning and orchestration
Inventory and classification
Monitoring and analytics
Manage costs and optimize resources
Cloud migration, disaster recovery (DR) and backup
Identity, security and compliance
The common use cases are:
Lift-and-shift data center
Strategic DevOps transformation