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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Reducing Your AWS Costs Seem Impossible? We’ve Got Good News

Move to the cloud, they said.

Topics: Public Cloud AWS Cloud Management Cloud Market

AWS re:Inforce recap - Laser focus on cloud compliance & security

Last month, I attended the inaugural AWS re:Inforce conference in Boston – the company’s first event focused on security and compliance.

Topics: AWS Security Governance Compliance

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

No Reservations? That’s Going to Cost You.

With the release of vCommander 6.0.2, Administrators who already cut their Amazon Web Services (AWS) spend using rightsizing recommendations for instance types, can now further maximize their public cloud budget with Reserved Instance purchase recommendations. For anyone using Amazon Web Services, Reserved Instances (RIs) are one of the most effective ways to control compute costs, allowing you to reserve EC2 computing capacity at significantly discounted rates in exchange for committing to purchase the instances offer a fixed period of time. Compared with on-demand instance pricing, reserved instances can offer up to 75% lower costs.

Topics: Public Cloud AWS Cost Management vCommander Reserved Instances

Observations from AWS re:Invent

Earlier this month, a group of us took a trip out West to Las Vegas for the Amazon re:Invent conference – one of the biggest cloud shows of the year. We go to this show every year, and I continue to be impressed by a number of things – not only the growth of the show itself or the breadth and depth of services offered by Amazon Web Services (more than 32,000 attendees and 1,000 PaaS services this year!), but by the philosophy and vision that’s made clear throughout the event.

Topics: AWS

Attending AWS re:Invent 2016? We’ll see you there!

Embotics is excited to be attending AWS re:Invent 2016 and hope that we’ll see you there!

Topics: AWS

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)

Controlling Public Cloud Costs, Part 2: Power Schedules

This is the second in a series of posts about controlling public cloud costs. The first post covered rightsizing.

Topics: AWS Azure Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Cost Management

Controlling Public Cloud Costs, Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts about controlling public cloud costs.

Topics: Public Cloud VM Sprawl & Rightsizing AWS

VM Sprawl Is Back, And This Time It’s Out In Public

Back in the early days of virtualization adoption, VM sprawl and over-provisioning were quite common. It was simple to create new VMs by effectively copying and pasting. VMs were also frequently over-provisioned, because they were deployed with the same resources as physical servers.

Topics: Public Cloud VM Sprawl & Rightsizing AWS Cloud Management Platform (CMP)