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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms

Today is a pretty big day for us here at Embotics. As you may have seen, Gartner this week released its first-ever Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms [1]. We are thrilled to see that Embotics was positioned in the leader quadrant in Gartner’s inaugural snapshot of the CMP market. It’s certainly an exciting way to kick off the new year!

We are not surprised to see Embotics named as a leader – it’s a position that each employee here works hard every day to reinforce. Some of the largest companies across the world with the most complex hybrid cloud environments rely on us to automate provisioning and enable self-service capabilities across private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructures, and this recognition goes a long way to show us we’re doing a pretty good job at it.

Topics: Gartner Cloud Management Platform (CMP) vCommander Cloud Management Cloud Market Hybrid Cloud Management

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

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: vCommander CMP 2.0 Governance Compliance Cost Automation Cloud Management

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

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: Hybrid Cloud Cloud Management Cloud Market

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

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

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