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Embotics Cloud Management Blog

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: Self-Service Provisioning DevOps Governance Automation

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

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

The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Technology has gone through significant and rapid changes with the transition from in-house managed data centers to virtualized infrastructures. Now, next generation cloud-native applications, built and delivered using DevOps methodology, are moving to the cloud. These virtual environments have evolved as enterprises have moved their IT into a cloud offering, enabling a scalability and flexibility of on-demand resources, but, do you ever wonder how your virtualization initiatives stack up against those of your peers?

Topics: Self-Service Provisioning Cloud Management multi-cloud

Self-service provisioning and the food-chain

Self-service provisioning is good for everyone in the food-chain. It allows customers to do the key day-to-day administration themselves, and removes the need to raise support tickets, which makes them happier and more loyal. It also allows IT to spend more valuable time looking for new business challenges that the customer may face, rather than endlessly fulfilling new requests or doing day-to-day mundane and repetitive tasks.

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Self-Service Provisioning Cloud Management

Organizations, Producers, and Consumers in a Multi-Tenant World

Multi-tenancy is the principal technology that clouds use to share IT resources cost effectively and securely. Multi-tenancy separates tenants running applications in a shared environment, in much the same way as tenants in an apartment building would share the common infrastructure of the building, but walls and doors give them privacy from other occupants. In a multi-tenant cloud deployment, the resources controlled by one tenant (such as a business or an organization) are physically or logically separated and secured from other tenants and applications that are using the cloud.

Topics: Service Catalog Self-Service Provisioning Cloud Management Multi-tenant multi-tenancy

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 Self-Service Provisioning Whitepaper Automation

How to Manage Infrastructure Access with a Cloud Management Platform

In many organizations, IT is in the difficult position of having to adhere to corporate policies of controlling cloud service usage, while allowing end-users to have the flexibility they need to work effectively with their VMs. Implementing self-service provisioning capabilities removes much of the need for repetitive, high-maintenance, hands-on IT provisioning and frees up IT resources for more essential projects.

Topics: User Controls Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Self-Service Provisioning Cloud Management infrastructure access

Customer Spotlight: Savers

The Savers family of stores is a for-profit, global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods. Operating in over 330 locations, and with 22,000 employees, IT struggled to satisfy a growing demand for resources without an increase in IT team headcount.

Topics: Lab Management Cloud Automation Software Self-Service Provisioning Case Study

Customer Spotlight: Great Western Bank

As a locally-focused community bank, Great Western Bank has always been about building meaningful relationships with the individuals and businesses they serve. The bank also understands that in order to be successful as a company, their people must first be successful.

Topics: Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Self-Service Provisioning Case Study Security