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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Virtualization alone does not equal cloud

 Virtualization was really the key technology that started the cloud computing revolution. When virtualization started, it was initially a no-brainer, Capex driven purchase, that was driven by the reality that systems of the time were typically dedicated to one application workload, and in order to meet the peak demand of those workloads, they were run with excess headroom on the servers.

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Virtualization

Service Delivery Success Factors    (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I posted here about what I believe are some of the critical success factors for delivering cloud services. As tends to be the case when I turn in a “final draft” of a writing project, I was initially happy with it - but as I continued to think about the topic, I realized there was quite a bit I’d left out. Sure, the ideas in there - identifying incremental value, protecting profit margins, focusing on performance improvement and understanding differences between customers - are important and remain important success factors for cloud service delivery, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t add a few more that I think are important.   

Topics: Managed Services Service Providers

Hotel California in the Cloud

There is no doubt about it. You're either in the cloud or moving there - quickly. It often starts with a toe in the water. Someone doing some dev work needs some resources quickly and, hey, it only costs a few bucks to get started and it can be paid for with a credit card and you're in.

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Cloud Automation Software

Your New Year's Cloud Resolution

Is it really 2017 already? Well with every new year come New Year's resolutions. What might you resolve to do differently this year?

The most common resolution is some variation of "lose weight and get in shape". The number one month for joining a gym is January and the number one month for quitting a gym is February. What if, this year, you resolve to get your cloud in shape?

Topics: Reporting Cost Management Chargeback & Showback

Reading the Tea Leaves: Cloud Computing Predictions for 2017

The world of enterprise applications is dramatically changing. Enterprises are continuing to deploy apps faster and more frequently than ever before, with no signs of slowing. And with the cloud wars between AWS, Azure and Google only growing more intense and moving up stack to the PaaS layers – which is a good thing for enterprises – 2017 will be a milestone year for the cloud computing industry.
Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Microservices

Embotics in 2016: Recapping a Fantastic Year

As 2016 comes quickly to a close and 2017 begins, the team here at Embotics can’t help but reflect on what an amazing, whirlwind of a year it has been for the company! From securing funding and adding notable industry executives to our team to industry accolades and buzzing tradeshows, the team is more than proud of our achievements this past year. Here are some of the highlights:

Topics: Embotics Year in Review