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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

Aligning IT Infrastructure Automation to Business Goals

If you're undertaking an IT infrastructure automation project, are you considering the scope of the project and desired business outcomes ?
 
This question may seem obvious, but I’ve seen enough projects derailed to make it a legitimate one.
 
It’s been my experience that the label of Private Cloud has set an unrealistic expectation for both customers and IT . There's an argument that private cloud should resemble public cloud in form and features

Topics: Public Cloud Private Cloud Cloud Automation Software

The Growing Footprint of Hybrid Cloud

Enterprise cloud consumption is changing. There’s an unfortunate reality in most enterprises, where IT budgets are flat - but at the same time, IT teams are being asked to do more. The classic “do more with less” conundrum means that IT teams are turning to strategies - more VMs, more instances of public cloud use, and the consumption of more types of clouds and cloud services, for example - to accomplish this.

Topics: Public Cloud Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Cloud Automation Software

Automating Your Private Cloud with Embotics vCommander

Many organizations today – especially those just starting out on their cloud journey – start their migration to the cloud through private infrastructure. Committing all in to the cloud can be daunting (and unrealistic), and by adopting private cloud solutions first, companies can more easily gain the benefits of the cloud, including flexibility and scalability, while still maintaining complete control over their data.

Topics: Private Cloud Cloud Automation Software

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

Chargeback & Showback - What's your Motivation?

When looking at doing Chargeback or Showback, people have different motivations and goals they wish to accomplish. Whether it is recovering costs, naming and shaming (also known as "Shameback"), or justifying the relevance of your IT department. But really whatever the reason, the truth is that you want to, in some way, change the way in which people are consuming the resources, and to make others aware of the costs involved in providing the services.

Topics: Public Cloud Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Cost Management Chargeback & Showback

Cloud Myths and Realities

Businesses are moving workloads to the cloud to enable new processes and unlock new value, promoting process efficiency, collaboration, and insight. Moving to public clouds can not only provide significant financial and time savings but also allows you to redirect resources to focus on new projects that service your customers and grows your business.

Topics: Public Cloud Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Cloud Myths

Greening Your Cloud

Years from now, your grandchildren will look at you incredulously when you explain that there was once a time when computers sat there sucking up idle energy, and it took even more energy to cool them while they were busy doing nothing. And this is to say nothing about the fact that most of this energy came from non-renewable sources!

Topics: Public Cloud Private Cloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP) vCommander

What's the Future of Private Cloud?

It depends on your past and present!

Topics: Industry watch Private Cloud

Paving the Way for Private Cloud Deployment

Get your house in order....

Topics: Press Private Cloud Best Practices

Embotics New Year’s Private Cloud Management Resolutions

Like everyone else out there, Embotics is looking forward to the fresh start associated with the New Year. With this in mind, we are looking at what some of the private cloud management market resolutions should be in 2013:

Topics: Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Lab Management