Embotics announces V-Commander 2.0

Since its launch in September 2007, the US startup Embotics made some steps: it joined the Citrix Global Alliance Partner Program (November 2007) and the Microsoft Accelerator Program (March 2008), appointed a couple of advisors (from CSC and from Atlas Ventures) and hired the former Vice President of Global Alliances at PlateSpin.

Today the company announces the second version of its VM lifecycle management product V-Commander which has some interesting features like:

  • VM Policy Attributes (approved, zones, suspect, end-of-life, expiry)
  • Custom zone creation, tagging, and enforcement
  • Configurable policy enforcement globally or per zone (Approved VMs, VM Expiry, Zones Mismatch, Suspect, End-of-Life)
  • Policy-based Reports
  • Automatic detection / reaction to unapproved (rogue) VMs
  • Web services extensibility including API’s
  • Role-Based Access Security with audit logs of V-Commander as well as Virtual Centers


V-Commander will be available July 11 starting at $10,000 (including the license to manage one VMware ESX host) plus $3000 for each additional ESX host to manage.

The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.