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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Scott H. Davis

Scott H. Davis

Scott Davis, is Embotics Chief Technology Officer, and a well-known technology executive, serial entrepreneur, corporate advisor and vExpert. Scott was formerly long-term CTO of VMware’s End User Computing Business Unit and also served as VMware’s Chief Data Center/Storage Architect.

Recent Posts by Scott H. Davis:

Reading the Tea Leaves: Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018

As a long time CTO, I’m used to making predictions during this time of year, but I haven’t frequently looked back to see how I did. Last year I had 3 major predictions on Microservices adoption, SDDC & HCI becoming commodities and increasing trust in the cloud. I’d give myself an A on 1 & 3 as being spot on, with a B- on item 2, as SDDC & HCI have not receded into the background as much as I expected. At least not yet!

Topics: AWS Containers CMP 2.0 Storage

DevOps: The Game Changer (Pt2)

In part 1 of this blog post, I discussed the overarching principles of a DevOps methodology, and how it can bring a profound benefit to your ROI. But, another impetus for DevOps is the cloud services world. In the cloud native world, delivery is not preparing a software package for a customer to install or upgrade in their environment. Instead customers purchase a service that developer is providing, hence deployment means updating a cloud-based production environment in a seamless manner while making sure there is no disruption in service. 

Topics: DevOps

DevOps: The Game Changer (Pt1)

DevOps is a game changing methodology of iterative software development that embraces close collaboration between contributing software developers, QA and IT operations staff. Rather than discrete handoffs between teams, DevOps represent a continuous technology flow where development, QA and operations are interwoven in a precise and predictable way. It’s both a software development process methodology, as well as a toolchain implementation recipe.

Topics: DevOps

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

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

Diving Into Microservices

With the explosive growth of the cloud, big data analytics and SaaS-based business applications and services, we’ve seen the underlying application architecture transform. Applications today are no longer limited by the infrastructure they run on. Instead, they can control their fundamental infrastructure technologies, turning them into services to be harnessed on demand and programmatically during application execution. Key to exploiting “Infrastructure as Code”, modern applications are being constructed out of a collection of autonomous, independent building blocks dedicated to a single function each, called Microservices. Uber, Amazon, Netflix, Ebay and Twitter have all publicly embraced this type of approach to building and delivering their services. So why are so many organizations turning to microservices in the cloud era?

Topics: Microservices