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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Colin Jack

Lead Solutions Architect, Embotics

Recent Posts by Colin Jack:

Using vCommander to Deploy a Docker Environment, Part 2

In a previous post, I talked about how to use the Embotics vCommander Cloud Management Platform to deploy the Docker engine.  Now it’s time to pile on the containers.

Topics: Integrations Application / Service Delivery ITaaS Cloud Management Platform (CMP)

Using vCommander to Deploy a Docker Environment Part 1

What is Docker?

Topics: Integrations Application / Service Delivery Cloud Management Platform (CMP)

The Days of Architecting the Perfect VM are Gone

If you could choose between a database that required a consultative process in which admins architected and approved the design and took four weeks to deliver, and a standard MySQL VM that you’d get in 15 minutes, which would you pick?

Topics: Application / Service Delivery Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Best Practices

To Rebuild, Shift or Stay, That Is the Question!

On the heels of AWS re:Invent, the question that many CIOs and CTOs should be asking is: How do I leverage the public cloud with my current homegrown apps?

Topics: Events Public Cloud Reporting Cost Management

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

Generation Now!

With every year that passes, it seems like we expect things faster, cheaper and better. The same is true of IT. As an end user, if I’m not satisfied with the level of service I’m getting from my IT department, I can go around them, throw down my Visa card and fire up an instance of Ubuntu at Amazon EC2 in minutes. I’m probably breaking a ton of security and compliance policies, but doing this is possible, and I get instant gratification for making progress on the tasks I’m trying to accomplish for the business.

Topics: Administration Best Practices vCommander

What grinds my gears?

Server naming conventions – Are they still relevant?

Topics: Best Practices vCommander

Multi-Hypervisors Bring Additional Cost Savings

The rush toward cloud computing was fueled in large part by cost-conscious IT departments that saw the cloud as the natural next step for virtualization and a way to stretch tight budgets. However, that doesn’t mean its time for IT to take its eyes off the bottom line. As cloud computing models proliferate and evolve, it is just as important as ever that technology leaders make informed decisions about which products, services and payment models deliver the best results.

Topics: Multi-hypervisor Cost Management

Webinar: Permanently Eliminate VM Sprawl and Waste in your Data Center

Date: Tue, May 21, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BST

Topics: VM Sprawl & Rightsizing ROI Cost Management Webinar

Websites & Powerpoint vs Reality

We are in an age of generic websites that try to appeal to everyone; Over-used buzzwords like cloud that vendors have to use and also get chastised for using; Webinars and presentations that talk in generalities, which leave you with more questions than answers. At some point you need to show your cards and lay them down on the table. This is what customers want and should be demanding! Your potential customers need to know the truth in what you do, what you could do and what you don’t do.

At Embotics we pride ourselves on putting our technology first and laying our cards on the table. There are things we do and things we don’t do. You can’t be good at everything and we realize that. We focus on being really good at what we do: building and supporting software that provides a single pane of glass to manage your virtual data center.

We give you the option to test it for yourself.

Download our 30-day evaluation which is fully featured and supported. Then point it at your vCenter(s). The best part is that we designed our software to be easy to install and unobtrusive. In 15 minutes you can be up and running. We won’t install any agents, drivers, VMs into your virtual environment.

I invite you to kick the tires and try it out in your own environment and make your private cloud dreams a reality.

Topics: vCommander Trial Download