System administrators and other IT practitioners spend as much as 50% of their time on routine, repetitive tasks. Does the following apply to your organization?
• You go from one server to the next, installing the same package on all of them. It works nine times out of 10, but the tenth time causes a failure ... and you can't identify what went wrong.
• You can't scale. When the business wants to move to the cloud, or asks for faster provisioning of development and test environments, you only have so many hours in the day — and you can't meet everyone's needs.
• You don't have time to get to the work that matters. You spend too much time on routine system management, and can't prepare for the projects that will bring real business value to your team — and customers.
With growing demands from all corners of your organization, you simply can't keep doing it all manually. Download this paper to learn how you can benefit from automation, and how IT infrastructure can become a strategic ass
Have you started moving to the cloud? Nearly 70 percent of organizations have at least one application living in the cloud already, and cloud adoption is growing fast. That's because organizations recognize the cloud is a great way to make IT more agile and helpful to the business.
Download Cloud-Scale Automation with Puppet, and learn how you can ease the transition to cloud, gaining the agility your organization needs without adding hours of management time or unnecessary risk. You really can use cloud infrastructure as easily as you use on-prem, and keep it as secure as on-prem, too.
You’ll learn how to:
• Automate your cloud resources and manage infrastructure at scale.
• Get started with Puppet on both Linux and Windows machines.
• Make Puppet the foundation of your DevOps efforts, regardless of where you choose to deploy.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
This Executive White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a provider of web-based marketing automation solutions, examines the competitive advantages offered by marketing automation portals and the potential impact of these types of portals on marketing campaigns deployed in complex, rapidly evolving markets.
Tired of high costs, low visibility and other headaches associated with processing fax and email orders?
Let us be your guide to better order management!
Read the Guidebook, “9 Reasons Automating Fax, Email & EDI Orders Is a Brilliant Business Move,” to learn specific ways your company can save time and money with electronic order processing while keeping customers happy.
Learn more about Order Processing Automation — download the guidebook today!
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Enterprises today increasingly turn to array-based snapshots and replication to augment or replace legacy data protection solutions that have been overwhelmed by data growth. The challenge is that native array snapshot tools – and alternative 3rd party solutions – have varying degrees of functionality, automation, scripting requirements, hardware support and application awareness. These approaches can add risk as well as administrative complexity and make it more difficult to realize the full potential of snapshots – whether in single disk vendor estates or in heterogeneous storage environments.
This checklist will enable you to build a shortlist of the 'must have' features needed for snapshots to deliver exactly what you require in your application environment or Private Cloud.
Transform your business with services that allow you to innovate faster, simplify operations, and reduce risk. Building on an open, software-driven approach that uses virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, our networkwide architecture prepares you to respond to new opportunities at digital speed.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
The XC solution brings a comprehensive approach to managing disaster recovery including:
• Native – No third-party tools for VM management
• Simple – The same great platform the simplified your virtualization
• Easy – Built in run-book automation
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
Read this whitepaper to learn about a better way for organizations to accelerate their business with the innovation, automation and cost- savings benefits of SDS— all without the risks most commonly associated with SDS.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
Modern IT requires an evolved approach to orchestration – one that erases the barriers separating people, process and technology. Modern IT also demands tools, including orchestration, that promote action and agility. Without high levels of automation, virtual machines and cloud services will quickly grow out of control. IT organizations choose evolved orchestration to deliver business agility while also maintaining control. This white paper describes how ServiceNow Orchestration empowers IT organizations to do all of this and more.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has
become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use as the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it’s sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation
through service automation.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
Without high levels of automation, virtual machines and cloud services will quickly grow out of control. An evolved approach to automation erases the barriers between people, process and technology and drives more efficiency into the business.
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next generation data center. Download The Storage Automation Report to find out:
- 300 IT professionals' drivers behind storage automation and the benefits they've realized
- How the rise of the DevOps approach has fueled the need for automation at the storage layer
- Preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits
Ce livre blanc explique pourquoi les plates-formes d’automatisation de la mise en production et du déploiement des applications deviennent toujours plus essentielles pour les départements IT dans les multinationales. Il analyse les exigences spécifiques auxquelles une plate-forme de ce type doit satisfaire afin d’être efficace et de générer un retour sur investissement important.
Cet article examine deux approches du Zero Touch Deployment : une solution basée sur les scripts et une plate-forme d’automatisation de la mise en production. Il indique comment chacune de ces approches peut résoudre les principaux défis technologiques et organisationnels face auxquels se trouvent les organisations agiles lorsqu’elles décident d’implémenter un système de déploiement automatique.
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which are putting enormous strains on their revenue cycle management (RCM). Automation is proven to improve RCM measures, and even small improvements can significantly impact the bottom line. This whitepaper details how providers can embrace automation to help drive financial performance.
We rely on cryptographic keys and digital certificates for encryption and authentication. But certificates can, and do, expire, creating costly outages. Organizations need visibility, continuous surveillance, policy enforcement, and automation to eliminate outages caused by expired certificates and secure their keys and certificates.
The SANS 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense offers a blueprint of prioritized guidance to reduce risk. New updates to the SANS 20 signify the growing need to secure digital certificates and cryptographic keys to preserve trusted communications for all of your critical systems and your organization’s interactions with customers and partners.
Too often cyberattacks on keys and certificates are successful because basic security controls are not present or not properly configured. Download the Solution Brief to learn how you can effectively build scalable controls and reduce risk:
• Manage the rapid growth in certificates
• Gain visibility into where keys and certificates are located
• Secure your certificates against cyberattacks
• Enforce automation of certificate issuance and renewal
Published By: FusionOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2016
The term Industry 4.0 presupposes the passing of three major shifts in how businesses approached manufacturing throughout modern history, tracing its roots as far back as the 19th century:
Industry 1.0: The Industrial Revolution redefines human limitations by harnessing the power of water and steam.
Industry 2.0: Electricity pushes people and machines even further as manufacturing grows in scale and scope.
Industry 3.0: The modern computer opens the door for automation
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Your business is complex. Big data promises to manage this to make better decisions. But the technology services that run your business are also complex. Many are too complex to manage easily, causing delays and downtime. Forrester predicts this will worsen. To combat this onslaught, you need machines to analyze conditions to invoke automated actions. To perform adaptive automation, you need IT analytics, a disruption to your monitoring and management strategy. This report helps leaders prepare for IT analytics that turn big data efforts inward to manage the technology services that run your business. Register to get the full report.