What is Cloud Automation? | LinkedIn Article
The industry is full with words like Cloud Automation, Big Data, DevOps, the Cloud but what is it and why is everybody talking about it?
The amount of data which need to be processed is growing explosively and it all needs to be available anytime, anywhere, anyhow. But how do you handle security, updates, patches, monitoring and incidents? The more technology is involved, the more complex it will be, right? No, absolutely not. Well… not if you use the right tools and processes. The benefits of Cloud Computing are just way too many to mention; scalability, costs reduction, work efficiency, data security, mobility, disaster recovery and control are some of the key benefits.
But how do you manage Cloud Computing, where do you start and what’s behind it?
A ‘long’ time ago it could take days or even weeks to move your data and application to the cloud. Automating provisioning allows us to set up and make changes by using a Web browser or other client interfaces within minutes. Minutes?! Yes, it provides a more efficient and rapid response to business requests. Okay, so we can provision all these services… How about my applications? Well, we can implement your applications which leads to costs reduction and you finally have someone who is carrying out maintenance on a third party developed application.
Want to automate your control; does my VM need more recourses? When was the last patch or update completed? When do I need more physical capacity? How do I easily provision a new user or even a new department? I bet you’ve got a hundred questions like these.
While we are busy with agile development methods, such as continuous delivery (CD), continuous integration (CI) and DevOps, you do not have to worry at all about these questions. Because the more (management) processes are automated, the less errors occur and the more efficient you are able to work. I mean, we have ICT companies who are able to handle this. You shouldn’t worry about your software use and data security.
It just all depends on rapid resource deployment and scaling to test new software releases. Once the testing is finished, those resources can be released for re-use. Public clouds are adept at this behavior, and cloud automation tools like Ansible, Kubernetes and Docker can bring the same capabilities to private clouds.
Transforming your IT systems can be a big challenge to face alone, so picking the right partner to help is really important – especially when it comes to ensuring YOUR data security.
Perrit BV & LuxCloud BV have done many projects together for customers ranging from big data environments to small office migrations. Our resellers and partners benefit of us having their services provisioned, companies shouldn’t worry about data security and IT processes… they should do what their best in and that’s what it is all about.
I guess you know who to call now?
Article by Sarah Sophie Weldink | representing Perrit & LuxCloud