Cloud and DC Automation

Cloud Automation

Cloud automation is adopted by organizations on the cloud journey to reduce the manual effort required when provisioning and managing workloads. Cloud automation is uniform and can be adopted for any type of cloud (public, private, and hybrid) environments. It is used to automate infrastructure management with the use of codes and program codes.

Tools for cloud automation can connect and communicate within various clouds regardless of their setup architecture. Cloud automation is the most powerful instrument that eases the journey to migrate to cloud, with functionalities like automatically provisioning servers to setting up of new cloud infrastructure for a new project. It is useful in creating virtual networks in the cloud instances. Automation helps in reducing the inconsistency and complexity of the enterprise infrastructure for the migration. Primary benefits of cloud automation include:

Reduce Hardware Maintenance Costs

Enhance Enterprise Security

Improve Ease of Working Remotely

Cloud automation is the first critical step in the journey of automated Cloud Operations. Cloud orchestration is the solution. Cloud orchestration is the process of automating silo-based functions across infrastructure. It bridges the gaps with help of automated tasks to create a seamless workflow by organizing actions for maximum efficiency for enterprises to accomplish its cloud journey. Workflow efficiency is most critical it is the key to make a cloud adoption successful. The competency to automate the maximum of workflows brings more intelligence in managing the cloud and delivers better results.

Cloud orchestration lets organizations use the hybrid infrastructure in the truest sense by interconnecting clouds and systems. The orchestration tool is the single pane of control of the complete cloud system of the organization.

The combination of cloud automation and orchestration helps organizations innovate on more efficient IT operations for quicker response and resolutions. It lets the management team have full control of the IT landscape also control the compliances and patching. CMS IT’s Cloud Automation Solution allows enterprises to,

Create Seamless Workflows

Centralize Governance

Optimize Use of
Hybrid Infrastructure

Data Center Automation

Operations of the new age Data Center, with its massive amount of data and its sprawling interconnected applications and networks, are crucial, evolving and complex while continuously generating more and more data. It has become a requirement that IT in general and the data center must be reliable and operational at all times.

With the fast growth of data, the challenge of manual monitoring and troubleshooting makes remediation slow and puts businesses at risk. Automating DC Support can make almost all processes autonomous. Ideally, it should focus on data and workloads in infrastructure.

Datacenter automation can be delivered through various process using software solutions for most data center resources. The automation of activities for storage, servers, network, and other data center management tasks help better control and predict potential challenges.

With ever-evolving data centers and technology getting more advanced, the tools that are used for monitoring and management also needs to match up by moving from reactive problem solving to proactively managing data centers, with fewer disruptions, higher efficiencies and faster resolution. The approach involves carrying out real-time monitoring and management of data center infrastructure. This system enables the monitoring and optimization of parameters for the mission-critical processes of the data center.

DC automation delivers insight to a virtual/physical server (on Prem or Cloud) and designs and deploys configurations, processes and routine procedures like patching, updating, and reporting thresholds. Automation programs also have scheduling and monitoring tasks, manages data center processes and controls it as defined in company policies

Such automation can be structured in workflows that can be broken down into smaller workflows and specific tasks that can help address specific functions or can be used as standalone tasks or combined with other tasks. These tasks can be processed in parallel or series based on the requirement.

DC automation needs to be addressed with a holistic view and includes benefits such as,

Capacity Planning

Effortless Provisioning

Ease of Data & Workflow Validation

Simplified
Trouble
shooting

Automation may not be achieved with a single tool, there are multiple tools available and it would be impossible to capture all this information collectively. Major tools offer access to their APIs allowing outside programs to tap into their expertise. In order to utilize these APIs effectively, next-generation IT tools are used to execute scripts and push requests out to other programs.

CMS IT’s automation goal is to achieve zero-touch support with automated data center management process and governance which is measurable and auditable. The focus is on automating each task in every step of the lifecycle. Any mundane task that is repeated on a regular basis is most suited for automation.

CMS IT’s DC automation solution utilizes the following processes to monitor and manage an enterprise’s DC infrastructure.

Discovery of IT assets and Mission-critical Workloads

Monitor the complete Enterprise Infrastructure Landscape

Predict high usages & outages based on patterns

Remediate Standard Operations with least intervention

Partnerships and Alliances

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