If you are frequently provisioning and de-provisioning resources within your data center, automating those tasks keeps you agile. Besides streamlining repetitive and monotonous tasks, automated workflows enable you to be more efficient and result-oriented day in and day out. They also reduce the chance of human error. Mistakes caused by human error don’t just take up valuable time for your organization, they also mean improper resource allocation and, ultimately, more money spent on catching up.
Collaboration between development teams
Automated workflows not only save time and resources, but also empower your development teams. Starting with relatively basic workflows, you can build up to complex system automation that makes development and deployment of business applications less strenuous and more efficient. In a cycle of improving the automation and development process, organizations are perpetually enhancing their systems both internally and externally.
Complete view of existing systems
Having a 360° view of your entire system is valuable in more ways than one. Monitoring tools that are built into your system can relay messages and alerts when issues arise, as well as reassure you when things are going smoothly. In addition, understanding where your organization stands with compliance is a key concern. Having a complete view at all times ensures you are always informed of compliance issues and standards. Live, automatic audits can give you peace of mind and keep you on track.
Rip and replace has become a last ditch effort
Simplified and automated storage management tools are paving the way for organizations to more quickly take control of their data. With better monitoring and reporting capabilities, transitioning to new workloads and updating infrastructures doesn’t have to equal rip and replace.
Automation continues to transform data centers by making them more accessible, conducive to collaboration and ultimately, more flexible.