Cloud Technology Partners™ has launched its Cloud Management Platform Services designed to accelerate and ensure the successful adoption of multi-cloud environments that incorporate a variety of cloud services.

"The use of cloud-based platforms in the technology industry continues to evolve into more complex arrangements, because the business world now demands a mix of many best-of-breed cloud services to form the optimal solution," said David Linthicum, senior vice president, Cloud Technology Partners. "Cloud Technology Partners' Cloud Management Platform Services address these demands, enabling customers to create an enterprise cloud strategy that includes the ability to place workloads and data wherever it is most appropriate – in a public, private, or mixed environment while managing from a single pane of glass."

The vendor-independent Cloud Management Platform Services help customers quickly understand their requirements, design the target environment, evaluate vendors, and implement the cloud management platform that best suits their business needs. The services streamline customer processes by combining Cloud Technology Partners' knowledge of the top vendors in the space with the firm's extensive experience in cloud management best practices and client use cases.

"Evaluating, architecting, and implementing a cloud management platform is not just about performing a simple product selection exercise or installing shrink-wrap software. It requires a deep understanding across many cloud platforms that can only be achieved from having direct hands-on experience architecting and building clouds," said Brian Ott, Vice President Cloud Technology Partners. "Our expertise and unique approach enables our customers to realize the value of their cloud management platform implementations much more quickly than they could have achieved on their own."

Commenting on a recent Cloud Technology Partners cloud management platform engagement, Bob Wysocki, CTO, GE Commercial Cloud, stated, "I had an important need to select and implement a cloud management platform for a hybrid cloud supporting commercial-facing applications. By leveraging Cloud Technology Partners' expertise and 'voice of experience,' GE was able to conduct a competitive evaluation using detailed requirements, make a vendor selection and actually stand the platform up in base form – all in under three months' time. Cloud Technology Partners' resources have been of high quality and I now consider them a trusted partner."

Cloud Technology Partners delivers its Cloud Management Platform Services in three stages:

Rapid Plan
Cloud Technology Partners' expertise enables its clients to quickly understand the options and value of a cloud management platform through current state assessments, requirements documentation and use cases specific to client environments.

Rapid Choice
Cloud Technology Partners' solution framework guides clients through the selection of a cloud management platform that best matches business and IT requirements. Cloud Technology Partners coordinates vendor demonstrations to ensure all requirements are addressed, before assisting in the vendor selection and proof-of-concept process.

Accelerated Deployment
Cloud Technology Partners leverages its field-proven methodology to ensure a successful configuration and deployment of the client's cloud management platform. This includes identifying roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, determining eligible cloud end-points for applications and workloads, establishing image management policies, and assisting in the pilot and full deployment.