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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Move Over Service-Oriented Architectures: Microservices are in Town

Service oriented architectures (SOAs) have been around since the 1990s, providing an alternative to monolithic applications – essentially collections of coarse grained components that communicated with each other. But, while SOAs used to serve as a revolutionary approach to solving the architectural problems challenging businesses, it’s simply no longer the case in today’s business landscape.

Topics: Application / Service Delivery Microservices Cloud Native

Maximizing Profits and Optimizing Infrastructure for Managed Service Providers


Companies are always looking for new streams of revenue, especially those that are already offering online services, IT services or have excess capacity in their virtual datacenter that they want to monetize.

Topics: Managed Services Application / Service Delivery Best Practices Service Providers Outsourcing

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 Hybrid Cloud Secret Square

Top business and cloud pundits have written about how IT is moving to a hybrid world. The move is fueled by unabated growth in public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) consumption and the reality that many organizations also consume their own significant data center assets.

Topics: AWS Application / Service Delivery Multi-hypervisor Cloud Management Platform (CMP)

Integrate Chef with Embotics vCommander to Provision and Manage Chef nodes

Integrate Chef with Embotics® vCommander™ to provision and manage Chef nodes

If you use Chef as your IT automation platform, you can seamlessly integrate Chef with Embotics® vCommander™ to provision and manage Chef nodes. With vCommander, you can predefine your Chef node configuration right in the service catalog. Requested VMs can be automatically deployed and configured as Chef nodes.

Topics: Solutions How-to Integrations Application / Service Delivery

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

Puppet Plus Embotics vCommander Equals Faster ITaaS

If you use Puppet Labs® Puppet to deliver ITaaS, you can seamlessly integrate Puppet with Embotics® vCommander™ to provision and manage Puppet nodes. With the vCommander Cloud Management Platform (CMP), you can predefine your Puppet node configuration right in the service catalog. Requested VMs can be automatically deployed and configured as Puppet nodes. You can also set up automatic VM decommissioning driven by expiry date or by a change request process, including removal of the node configuration from the Puppet master.

Topics: Integrations Application / Service Delivery ITaaS Puppet DevOps

Delivering Cloud Automation: Why Pour Your Own Cement?

On my summer vacation I was building a boat rack for my cottage. Then a strange thought occurred to me: This is completely analogous to building out cloud automation.

Yes, I know some might think that’s a bit of a stretch, but follow my story and you’ll see why.

Topics: Service Catalog Application / Service Delivery Best Practices

Looking to Accelerate Your Testing?

Are you looking to accelerate your software testing and leverage your existing automated tests? Why not automate the entire process end-to-end like we do here at Embotics® using vCommander™?

Imagine that you’re a software tester, and when you arrive to work each morning, the latest software build has already been installed, and your automated regression tests have already been executed. The test results are then automatically sent to your email inbox. This isn’t a magical futuristic scenario, but what happens each day here at Embotics.

Topics: Application / Service Delivery Software Testing Lab Management Best Practices DevOps