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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

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

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 Cloud Management Cost Management

Webinar Q&A: Practical Ways to Improve Hybrid Cloud Governance and Optimize Costs

At the end of each of our webinars, we hold a Q&A session where the audience can ask questions that arose from the webinar content. This blog series highlights some of those questions to expose them to a wider audience.

This week the questions come from the webinar, Practical Ways to Improve Hybrid Cloud Governance and Optimize Costs, where Mark Jamensky, EVP of Products and Colin Jack, Lead Solutions Architect discussed the best practices to improve your cloud governance and reduce your public cloud costs and private infrastructure costs, and demonstrated practical ways to implement them.

Topics: Governance Cost Management vCommander Webinar

6 Practical Ways to Improve Hybrid Cloud Governance and Optimize Costs

Most IT leaders today face a growing set of challenges related to managing an evolving IT infrastructure, and delivering IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS). The management and integration of private and public cloud infrastructures can become a mixed bag where multiple tools can lead to inefficiencies and be prone to increased costs.

Topics: Governance Cost Management

Cloud Cost Control: The #1 Pain Point for Enterprises

We recently had the good fortune to host a Webinar with Torsten Volk of Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In that discussion, Torsten and Embotics EVP of Engineering & Chief Technology Officer, Scott H. Davis discussed the top 10 priorities for managing hybrid cloud, Containers and DevOps, based on research from a recent report he published, and how Embotics is helping customers eliminate those roadblocks to make these new technologies easier to manage.

Topics: Cost Management EMA Research

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 Reserved Instances vCommander AWS Cost Management

The Case for Automation - Part 2: Tips for Successful Cloud Automation

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post outlining the benefits of cloud automation, and how it’s helping organizations across the world more effectively manage large scale workflows and rein in complexity. But when I re-read the post recently, I realized I’d left out something important - some prescriptive tips that will help you develop the strategies you need to start reaping the benefits of cloud automation. So without further ado, the following tips will allow you to implement effective automation solutions that will enable real reductions in operating expenses and improved efficiency: 

Topics: Cloud Automation Software Integrations Cost Management

How “Cloud First” Decisions Mirror R&D Outsourcing

As someone who has the privilege of regularly engaging with IT executives and architects, it’s clear to me that the push to public cloud continues. For your elastic consumption or infinite scale requirements, it just makes good sense. And if I was starting a new company today, I’d likely go all in on public cloud.

Topics: Cloud First Outsourcing Cost Management

Customer Spotlight: Serena Software

Serena Software, one of the largest global Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution providers, were looking to streamline the automation and provisioning of systems being used by their developers.

Topics: Cost Management Case Study Self-Service Provisioning

Overcoming Common Cloud Objections: Part 1

From increased efficiency and cost savings to workload scalability and speed, cloud computing is becoming a business imperative and the de facto computing method for companies of all shapes and sizes. In fact, Comptia's latest Trends in Cloud Computing report reveals that 90 percent of companies currently leverage cloud computing in some way, while IDC estimates total spending on cloud IT infrastructure alone to increase more than 18% in 2017 to reach $44.2 billion.

Topics: Cost Management Security Public Cloud Private Cloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP)