Ottawa, April 8, 2013 – Embotics Corporation, a pioneer in virtualization 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 virtualized data centers.
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 center environment for rationalization via reclamation, optimization and workload migration through multi-hypervisor adoption. Data centers 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 centers.”
Gordon McKenna, CEO of Inframon system center 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 standardizing 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 centers are managing multiple hypervisors,” said Jay Litkey, CEO of Embotics. “In order to harmonize cloud automation across these elements, organizations 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 enables IT organizations 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.
Embotics provides mid-sized to large IT organizations with an easy-to-use unified cloud management platform (CMP) that enables IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) with the fastest time-to-value in the industry. Unlike other cloud management solutions on the market, Embotics V-Commander® provides a single, comprehensive solution that continuously monitors the virtual data center to optimize the automation, deployment and configuration of IT services within clouds. Embotics is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices in the U.S. and Europe, and it has a growing network of global partners. To see the product yourself, download your free, 30-day evaluation copy of Embotics V-Commander, at www.embotics.com.