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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

4 Steps to Selecting a Hybrid Cloud Management System

Different management needs can and will surface at different phases in your hybrid cloud journey, and it can be easy to attempt to satisfy these requirements through the purchase of individual “tools.” But because there is a large amount of interaction and inter-dependency between them, starting with any standalone tool is not recommended. What’s needed is an integrated management system. One that's extensible so you can simplify your cloud journey.

Topics: Hybrid Cloud Cloud Management

Cloud Automation Doesn't Have To Be Difficult

Cloud initiatives are typically easy to manage by IT administration teams… as long as the initiatives remain small. But as soon as that scale increases, the complexity also rises, leading to difficulties in the effective coordination and management of the IT services, with the consequences being that service quality and responsiveness suffers.

Topics: Cloud Automation Software Automation implementation

The Shifting Cloud Market Dynamics (Part 3)

Over the past few weeks in this space, we’ve spent some time writing about some of the ways that the cloud market is evolving, and how those evolving dynamics impact multicloud environments and how we approach and serve enterprises trying to manage those environments.

Topics: Cloud Market Cloud Management Hybrid Cloud

4 Essential DevOps Processes

DevOps is a methodology of iterative software development that embraces close collaboration between contributing software developers, QA and IT operations staff.

Topics: DevOps Governance Automation Self-Service Provisioning

5 Factors to Chargeback/Showback Success

An essential component of any cloud computing implementation is costs involved in your cloud services program. And sooner or later, you’ll have to consider presenting those costs back to the departments utilizing the services as a chargeback, or at the very least, showback.

Topics: Chargeback & Showback Cost Management Cloud Management Platform (CMP)

The Shifting Cloud Market Dynamics (Part 2)

In this space recently, we talked about the evolving cloud market and how some shifting dynamics are affecting multi-cloud environments and the way we as a company approach the organizations operating in those environments. We talked about the death of greenfield selling and the rise of DevOps.

Topics: Cloud Management DevOps Cloud Market

A Checklist for Mapping your Cloud Management Implementation

Cloud management is a critical business operation, but few organizations have the time or expertise to build a cloud management program that meets not only today’s needs, but the rapidly changing needs of tomorrow.

Topics: Cloud Management Self-Service Provisioning Service Catalog lifecycle management Workflow

The Shifting Cloud Market Dynamics (Part 1)

The way enterprises use the cloud is changing, Next-generation cloud-native applications, built and delivered using DevOps methodology, are moving to the cloud. These virtual environments have evolved as enterprises have moved their IT into a cloud offering, enabling a scalability and flexibility of on-demand resources.

How To Get Valuable Insights Into Your Cloud Infrastructure

vCommander ships with a library of insightful reports. You can easily customize these reports to create unique views of your virtual infrastructure, which you can then send as periodic status updates to organizational stakeholders. In addition to the library of predefined reports, vCommander also provides powerful search capabilities. This empowers users to create, save and schedule highly customized reports.

Topics: Reporting Cloud Management Cost Management

Implementing Cloud Management: The First Step to Multi-Cloud Infrastructure

Implementing an integrated cloud management platform is the key first step on the path to a hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud infrastructure. By providing a single pane of glass across all of the disparate cloud services, whether private or public, you’re able to view all of the various dimensions of your infrastructure. This includes:

Topics: Cloud Management implementation multi-cloud Automation Self-Service Provisioning How-to