Release of Embotics vCommander 5.2 offers ability to consume, extend and migrate to the Microsoft Azure platform (Azure Self-Service, Provisioning Automation, Puppet integration, IT cost reporting, and multi-cloud orchestration top list of powerful new capabilities)
October 14, 2014, Ottawa – Embotics®, a leading provider of Cloud Management Software, officially announced today the pending release of vCommander™ 5.2. The release specifically targets enterprises and service providers considering or using VMware’s provisioning and cloud automation solutions including vCloud Automation Center (vCAC, also known as “vRealize™ Automation”) and vCloud Director® (vCD).
Embotics vCommander 5.2 provides an easier, faster, platform-neutral, and lower cost solution to both VMware® vCAC and VMware vCD for deploying and managing both private and hybrid clouds. VMware vSphere® customers are provided the ability to consume, migrate and extend their data centers to Amazon Web Services (AWS), HP Cloud, and now the Microsoft® Azure platform. General availability release candidate of vCommander 5.2 will be available this month.
vCommander 5.2 capabilities include support for:
- Microsoft Azure Self Service, Provisioning Automation and Orchestration
- Puppet Labs integration—helping to automate the configuration of machines and the software running on them
- Enhanced IT Costing, Showback and Chargeback Reporting—helping to further demonstrate the value that IT provides the organization
- Allocating an individual VM's cost across multiple stakeholders in the case of shared services and extensibility of costing elements via formulas
- Policy-based charging options for powered on/off VMs to improve cost governance
“Embotics vCommander 5.2 has very powerful orchestration capabilities that can span and unify on-premise data centers, with private clouds and one or more off-premise public clouds,” said Mark Westling, CTO of Right! Systems. “We are currently experiencing an increased demand to extend existing data centers running VMware or Hyper-V out to Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS as part of enterprise hybrid cloud projects. vCommander makes it very easy to deploy, manage and automate these hybrid cloud architectures and we value not being locked into any single paradigm in this multi-hypervisor, multi-cloud world.”
Example scenarios include automated provisioning, end user self-service and policy-based governance (across VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, HP Cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure), promoting workloads from staging to production, automating hand-offs between developers and testers, and the ability to migrate VMs between high end and lower end compute clusters.
“The release of vCommander 5.2 further advances our current success in providing a truly open, independent Cloud Management Platform (CMP) for customers who are looking to deliver a high-value, self-service IT experience without being locked into VMware,” said Michael L. Torto, Embotics’ CEO. “Major enterprises such as Charter Communications and GE Healthcare, as well as service providers such as Peak 10 and BriteSky, have chosen vCommander over all other management solutions based on the open, very low cost, time to implement—hours, not months—and the flexible business model we offer.”