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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Regaining Control Over Self-Service Provisioning: Part 1

Organizations have shifted from using virtual data centers to creating private or hybrid IaaS clouds that allow authorized users to perform self-service provisioning of virtual machines. While these environments provide a better end-user experience and reduce administrative workloads, they are not without their challenges. As virtualized environments increase in scale, management techniques often become far less effective, making it difficult to keep track of virtual machines, their owners and why the virtual machines were created in the first place.

Topics: User Controls Self-Service Provisioning

Customer Spotlight: Credit Acceptance Corporation

Since 1972, Credit Acceptance Corporation (CACC) of Southfield, Michigan has been working with automobile dealerships across the United States to help buyers finance the cars they wanted. As one of the leading specialty automotive credit agencies in the United States, the company’s patented Credit Approval Processing System (CAPS) has enabled dealerships to deliver credit approvals to over 7,000,000 consumers within 30 seconds, 24/7, regardless of credit history.

Topics: Use cases vCommander Self-Service Provisioning Case Study

Overcoming Common Cloud Objections: Part 2

In Part 1 of our “Overcoming Common Cloud Objections” blog series, we explored four common misconceptions around total cost of ownership, control over data, expenses, and security and compliance in the cloud. Today, we’ll explore – and put to rest – four more fallacies in our second and final post of the series:

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) IT Virtualization

Customer Spotlight: Computer Security Software Company

One of the challenges that the Corporate Training department of this computer security software company faced was the ability to rapidly provision systems for students each week for the multiple courses that were taking place across several different time zones. Once a service ticket was created for a particular course, IT provisioned everything manually which, given their workload, led to increased wait times for the systems to be provisioned.

Topics: Self-Service Provisioning Case Study Workflow

Microservices: The Cloud’s Assembly Line

The world of applications is currently undergoing a fundamental shift, and the changes in the landscape are dramatic. DevOps, the cloud, platform-as-a-service and microservices are aggressively speeding up the pace for innovative companies to create, deliver and refine new services.

Topics: Cloud Automation Software Microservices

Customer Spotlight: University of Birmingham

With nearly 1,200 virtual machines in the environment, and approximately 90 new VMs being created each month, the storage and virtualization team within the university act as an internal cloud services provider to the IT Services support staff, who in turn provide services to the other members of the university, both staff and students.

Topics: Use cases Cloud Management Platform (CMP) vCommander Case Study

Overcoming Common Cloud Objections: Part 1

From increased efficiency and cost savings to workload scalability and speed, cloud computing is becoming a business imperative and the de facto computing method for companies of all shapes and sizes. In fact, Comptia's latest Trends in Cloud Computing report reveals that 90 percent of companies currently leverage cloud computing in some way, while IDC estimates total spending on cloud IT infrastructure alone to increase more than 18% in 2017 to reach $44.2 billion.

Topics: Public Cloud Private Cloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Cost Management Security