When we evaluate the litany of options, it is easy to get lost in the sea of options for cloud vending (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, IDaaS, etc.). There are many tools to help facilitate the process of vendor selection in addition to moving data once a vendor has been identified. There are various companies that offer an off-the-shelf-product for use. In addition, there are a litany of COTS life cycle solutions for managing private cloud deployments and optimizing the underlying virtual devices. Discuss how cloud-management considerations may vary across the life cycle of a cloud-based solution and what specific tools are employed for cloud governance.
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