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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Getting Those Tech Execs to Sleep


One of the great things about working at Embotics is how often I find myself thinking “we can solve that problem”. I just finished reading Barb Darrow’s 5 things that keep tech execs up at night, and again, I just see a list of problems that are quickly and easily put to rest by vCommander.

Topics: Public Cloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP) vCommander

Three Approaches to Cost Modeling for the Enterprise

It doesn’t matter if you’re doing chargeback, showback or cost accountability, there are three methodologies that I see being used. The most important factor when choosing a cost model is your motivation for doing so. So much so that when working with customers, this is the first question I ask:

Topics: Cost Management Chargeback & Showback Best Practices vCommander

Embotics® vCommander™ Documentation on the Web

After much hard work, the Embotics® vCommander™ user documentation is available on the web at http://docs.embotics.com.

vCommander User Documentation on the Web

We’ve put all of our docs together, so you can easily search the whole suite. You can navigate from the Installation Guide to the Release Notes to the vCommander User Guide to the Service Portal User Guide.

Our web docs have a bunch of handy features. The Search tab takes you to your latest search results.

The Permalink button lets you share topics with others. Or you can just copy the URL in the address bar.

Open multiple topics with the New Tab button.

Navigate long topics using the Contents button on the right.

Generate a nice printable topic view with the Print button.

The vCommander User Guide and the Service Portal User Guide are still included as context-sensitive help in your vCommander installation, and you can still find PDF versions of all of our documentation by logging into our Support site.

We hope you find the web documentation useful. And don’t forget to check out the great troubleshooting information and tips in our Knowledge Base. Our Support team adds new articles regularly.

— Helen Abbott, Senior Technical Writer

Topics: Documentation Embotics Culture vCommander

Greening Your Cloud

Years from now, your grandchildren will look at you incredulously when you explain that there was once a time when computers sat there sucking up idle energy, and it took even more energy to cool them while they were busy doing nothing. And this is to say nothing about the fact that most of this energy came from non-renewable sources!

Topics: Public Cloud Private Cloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP) vCommander

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

For the farmers in the Frost poem, keeping good neighbors meant keeping the wall mended to control boundaries. But what does it mean for an admin managing a virtual environment? Pretty much the same thing. In place of pathways and stones, you have networks and routers. Instead of livestock, you have applications and VMs.

Topics: Solutions ITaaS Lab Management