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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Is It Time for Cloud Automation?

Being a cloud administrator is hard work.

And if you’re reading this, I probably don’t have to tell you that.

More and more, end users rely on computing resources and services to do their jobs effectively – which can be a challenge (not to mention a time-suck) for system administrators. 

Topics: Hybrid Cloud Management Cloud Automation Software Automation Cloud Management System Admins

vCommander 7 Brings Hybrid Cloud Management to the Next Level

The way enterprises do business is changing. With the emergence of microservices, companies are able to bring innovative products to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. Cloud services have evolved from back-end services used to support the business to critical components of enterprise strategy to create differentiation and drive the business forward. Businesses today need to deliver features, solutions and services more rapidly than ever before.

Topics: Cloud Management Governance Compliance Cost Automation CMP 2.0 vCommander

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

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

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

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

Thinking Beyond the VM:  Automation and Workflows

The server virtualization market has come a long way. Today, nearly every enterprise uses virtualization – as it has become a mainstay in public, private and hybrid cloud deployments. As the virtualization market has matured over the years, organizations have evolved their VM strategies far beyond the point of simple virtualization. VM deployments today often include an element of self-service provisioning, where users can create their own virtual machines based on templates that exist in the service cloud.

Topics: Cloud Automation Software Automation Whitepaper Self-Service Provisioning

Fanatics Automates DevOps Provisioning

Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise and is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture.

Topics: DevOps Automation Case Study Cloud Management

The Need for Multicloud Management

More and more organizations are adopting a mulitcloud strategy, as it provides the flexibility to run workloads across any environment – public, private or managed – and optimizes performance. In fact, according to IDC, over 90 percent of enterprise-scale organizations plan to make use of multiple clouds in the next several years.

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Cloud Management Automation Hybrid Cloud multi-cloud

Automation: Are You on Board for 2018?

While it can seem daunting, implementing automation into your virtual environment doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. As the scope and scale of multi cloud environments continue to grow, automation can provide organizations with a sense of relief and ease – especially if the proper automation capabilities are selected.

Topics: Automation Cloud Automation Software