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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

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: Self-Service Provisioning DevOps Governance Automation

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

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

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

All Cloud, No Fluff

I like my job in marketing. When done correctly, marketing can be an incredibly powerful tool that helps organizations clearly articulate the value of complex solutions to a group of people who can really be helped by that solution. Notice that I said, “when done correctly.” I think we do an amazing job here at Embotics being honest, clear and concise in our marketing materials - but that’s not always been my experience in this industry.

Topics: Use cases Case Study

5 Steps to Implementing an Effective Cloud Management Platform

The key to implementing complex projects is to break them down into smaller, less intimidating steps – ones that can be easily focused on and dealt with one at a time. So, when it comes to embarking on a cloud management project, the same rules apply, and there are a common set of management and automation features that are required. The good news is you don’t need to tackle them all at once, but you can take small steps with each to ensure success and adoption. These include:

  • Resource Optimization
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Workflow and Automation
  • IT Costing and Chargeback
  • Self-Service Provisioning and Service Catalogs

Let’s take a look at each of these features in turn.

Topics: Administration Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Cost Automation Cloud Management

The Role of IT is Evolving

Times, they are a changing.

It’s not very likely that Bob Dylan had enterprise computing in mind when he penned those lyrics more than 50 years ago, but that doesn’t make it any less accurate when we look at the current state of where IT fits in the enterprise world. Here at Embotics, we talk to a lot of prospects and potential customers, and one thing we’re continuing to hear is that IT organizations are increasingly struggling to maintain relevance in a world dominated by cloud services.

Topics: Cloud Automation Software IT Cloud Native Cloud Management