Cloud management tools are as varied as cloud uses. For this test, we chose five tools that each attack cloud management from a different perspective.
There's "the cloud" and then there's Windows Azure.
VMware's vCloud Connector (VCC) is a free VMware virtual appliance and vSphere plug-in that makes it a snap to transfer VMware virtual machines.
VMware's vSphere 4.0 cloud operating system, which we tested last June ushered in new methods to manage virtual machines on internal and external hosts.