Embotics Corporation, a pioneer in virtualisation and cloud management software, today released Embotics V-Commander for Microsoft Hyper-V. The unified cloud management platform, with a new multi-tenant cost model capability, helps deliver IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) with support for multi-hypervisor environments, while also helping customers make the right economic decisions for their virtualised data centres.
In 24 hours or less, Embotics V-Commander – which offers easy-to-use rapid provisioning, self-service, service catalogs, IT costing and chargeback, workflow automation, resource optimization and lifecycle management capabilities – now provides cost comparison functionality unlike other market solutions. Users receive a cost breakdown that supports decisions about which virtual machines (VM) and services should be host on which platform – an unmatched feature that fulfills the economic justification for adopting multiple hypervisors.
Embotics V-Commander helps users integrate Hyper-V into their data centre environment for rationalisation via reclamation, optimisation and workload migration through multi-hypervisor adoption. Data centres can implement Embotics V-Commander and accelerate cloud maturity without simultaneously accelerating costs or complexity. Embotics V-Commander also now provides for integration with Microsoft System Center.
“Multi-hypervisor environments are proliferating because they promise cost advantages without degrading performance, but accomplishing that goal requires a management and automation platform that reveals cost breakdowns to inform decision-making,” said Bernd Harzog, analyst at The Virtualization Practice. “The multi-tenant cost model lets enterprises take economic control of their data centres.”
Gordon McKenna, CEO of Inframon system centre specialists, said, “Understanding the true economics of your virtualized workloads is critical to understanding the benefits derived from adopting a Hybrid-IT strategy within cloud environments. Embotics V-Commander demonstrates the returns and efficiency gains by managing the lifecycle of critical workloads on Microsoft technologies.”
Embotics V-Commander return on investment (ROI) is gained later through automation and the standardising of services for the best fit. Additionally, by examining the historical view of the environment and how it grows, Embotics V-Commander can retrofit the environment to achieve ROI. It can also identify waste and help recycle, migrate and reclaim that waste on the Microsoft Hyper-V platform.
“Increasingly, data centres are managing multiple hypervisors,” said Jay Litkey, CEO of Embotics. “In order to harmonise cloud automation across these elements, organisations need to know where to place workloads for greatest economic advantage, regardless of their understanding of the underlying hypervisor technology. That’s exactly what Embotics V-Commander delivers.”
Embotics V-Commander for Microsoft Hyper-V enablesIT organisations to offer any service they like in the service catalog, whether physical or virtual in nature. End users can make requests that are tailored to their needs and track all of their virtual and non-virtual IT assets in real-time. V-Commander delivers more encompassing service levels to users while giving IT administrators broader support for more IT assets.