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How Can Cloud Automation Help Networks?


How Can Cloud Automation Help Networks?

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How Can Cloud Automation Help Networks

Cloud automation uses specialized online tools and software programs to automate processes that have typically been done manually in the past. How can cloud automation help networks? Simply put, cloud automation reduces the necessity of human oversight of highly repetitive processes. It replaces it with programs and tools that take care of the operations by themselves. There are several reasons why this can be advantageous.

Reduction in IT Expenditures

Implementing cloud automation reduces the costs associated with IT functions because many of the processes that were previously done manually now occur automatically. Routine, repetitive operations no longer require the labour of a trained technician or staff. Instead, they can be carried out by software programs that don’t rely on paycheques, health insurance, or holiday pay. There are no sick days and they’re always on-the-clock. Cloud automation is one of the easiest ways to reduce your IT expenditures while simultaneously making them more effective.

Improvement of IT Department Effectiveness

Assigning repetitive, labour-intensive tasks to automated programs allows the IT department to focus on strategy and innovation. Not only will this improve morale in the IT department, but it will also encourage creativity and innovation. By freeing your IT team from mind-numbing, monotonous tasks, you allow them to plan ahead, become inspired, and use their ingenuity to solve meaningful problems and drive progress.

Enabling Efficient Deployment

Manually deploying new applications, programs, or services can require vast amounts of employee time and energy. By automating these processes, the time required to deploy new processes is greatly reduced. The result of such a switchover can near continuous deployment – the gold standard that IT departments are constantly pursuing.

Establishment of Greater Security

In industries that deal with sensitive data or are required to maintain rigorous security standards, cloud automation can ensure that the security measures are able to withstand high levels of scrutiny. Rather than expose sensitive data to human error and fallibility, automated processes in the cloud can execute workflow controls with speed and a virtual absence of error.

Identity of Superfluous Infrastructure

Without constant attention, cloud operations have a tendency to quickly become overwhelming and impossible to keep track of. This can lead to superfluous, or zombie, infrastructure that exists and is being paid for, but isn’t doing any work. Cloud automation can be used to identify such zombie infrastructure so that it can be utilized effectively or removed altogether.

Update Installation and Backup Creation

Even in the cloud, backup and updates are needed to ensure everything is made redundant and running as efficiently as possible. Because of the repetitive nature of these functions, installing updates and creating backups are often seen as having less priority than other jobs with tight deadlines. Subsequently, updates and backups can often be regarded as less important – until it’s too late. Eliminate the risk of underestimating the need for updates and backups by automating these processes.

Replacement of Hardware

Hardware is expensive, labour-intensive, and can take up a lot of real estate. By relying on cloud automation, the sourcing, installation, and configuration of hardware becomes a thing of the past. This eliminates the dependence on physical proximity and replaces it with remote access.

To find out more about how cloud automation services can help your business, get a free assessment today.

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Pavel Odnoletkov
Head of Marketing at MBC Managed IT Services
With more than 20 years of experience, Pavel leads MBC’s marketing efforts.
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