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Embotics Announces vCommander 6.0

The team at Embotics® prides itself on delivering products that truly improve our customers’ organizations and cloud operations. As such, we are excited to announce the latest release of our flagship product, Embotics vCommander® 6.0. The new version enables customers with enhanced hybrid cloud orchestration, governance and control, all while providing an easy-to-use portal for end user self-service where organizations can intelligently select and provision cloud resources and track and report on spending.

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) vCommander

Embotics vCommander in Action

Multi-cloud services have continued to emerge and proliferate across enterprises as IT teams implement multiple cloud environments from a range of providers. And with 84% of IT executives expecting to utilize such environments (IDC), there is no doubt of the benefits multi-cloud can deliver to meet specific business needs, from increased flexibility to reduced costs. But regardless of those benefits, multi-cloud environments can be difficult to manage and can create serious organizational inefficiencies.

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) vCommander

The Path to Agility

With the recent increase in cloud adoption - whether private, public or hybrid – companies are challenged with managing various cloud environments across their organization. The growth in size and scale of cloud initiatives comes with a corresponding growth in complexity, leaving IT teams perplexed about how to coordinate the delivery and management of IT services effectively, and successfully manage large-scale, complex workflows.

Topics: Agility Cloud Automation Software

DevOps & Modern Software Development Processes

Embotics CTO Scott H. Davis recently published a blog discussing the process innovations related to DevOps methodology. In the blog, Scott reviews how DevOps encourages rapid integrations and frequent communication between team members that enable the delivery of higher quality and more predictable results delivered by this iterative style of development.

Topics: DevOps

Customer Spotlight: Leading Fashion Specialty Retailer

Before moving to the cloud, this leading retailer had a shared services model, with separate IT groups responsible for the operating systems, network, storage, databases. Anytime there needed to be a production change or triage, these different teams had to be brought together to implement changes and resolutions.

Topics: Case Study Retail

The Case for Automation

As IT organizations have moved increasingly to cloud deployments - whether private, public or hybrid - the scope and scale of these environments have grown. Along with that growth comes a sizeable uptick in the degree of difficulty to manage the various cloud environments across your organization.

Topics: Cloud Automation Software

Regaining Control Over Self-Service Provisioning: Part 2

A few weeks ago, we shared a blog discussing best practices to regain control over self-service provisioning. As a quick recap, the post highlighted how regaining control over self-service provisioning means administering the environment in a way that makes it easier to manage resource consumption, while also maintaining a high level of situational awareness over how resources are being used.  While there are three important considerations when regaining control over self-service provisioning – user controls, scalability and virtual machine lifecycle management – part one focused on the user controls aspect, and how enterprise IT must implement a strict set of usage policies and permission models.

Topics: Self-Service Provisioning

Embotics & Zerto – Better Together

Enterprises are increasingly hosting their applications and infrastructure across public, private and hybrid clouds and Disaster Recovery (DR) is a very popular use case for these multi-cloud environments. If a business-critical application is unavailable, in today’s digital world an enterprise’s revenue stream may be adversely impacted.

However, having a disaster recovery configuration at a second on premise data center on enough hardware to take over at scale in case of a rare emergency can be both an expensive and complex undertaking. Hence, disaster recovery hosting in the public cloud with its consumption based pricing becomes both a desirable and cost effective model. Moreover, making sure that the DR site is ready to take over in an emergency requires continuous data replication, automation and periodic failover testing.

Topics: Integrations Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Zerto Embotics Disaster Recovery

How “Cloud First” Decisions Mirror R&D Outsourcing

As someone who has the privilege of regularly engaging with IT executives and architects, it’s clear to me that the push to public cloud continues. For your elastic consumption or infinite scale requirements, it just makes good sense. And if I was starting a new company today, I’d likely go all in on public cloud.

Topics: Cost Management Cloud First Outsourcing

Service Delivery Success Factors    (Part 3)

Over the past few months, I’ve posted two blogs discussing what I’ve identified as some of the critical success factors for delivering cloud services. But as any Hollywood executive will tell you, the only thing that’s better than a good sequel is a successful trilogy! What would the original Star Wars have been without Return of the Jedi. With that in mind, I’d like to dive back into the subject for the third installation of the series with a look at some more important success factors for cloud service delivery.

Topics: Managed Services Service Providers