Many shops can benefit from different levels of automation, including the most fundamental user- provisioning to server deployment and standardization setup, providing consistent configuration and delivering efficiency across organizations.
Information Technology (IT) groups may already have automation and orchestration entitlements within their existing licensing agreements with enterprise software companies like Microsoft, VMware, Ansible, and Micro Focus. The automation within the Orchestrator solutions provide powerful integration into infrastructure management solutions, such as vCenter, that initiate the beginning of automation culture by delivering faster virtual-machine-deployment and provisioning such as:
- Server Configuration Standardization
- Network provisioning with IPAM
- Linux Active Directory Integration
- DNS “A” and “PTR” records management
These are powerful use cases that most IT shops spend time and resources managing on a daily basis and are perfect for automation introduction. Companies that have adopted automation benefit by integrating management tools with rich content to enable dynamic actions resolving performance or productions issues. Automation is not only about provisioning and actions; it’s also a strong tool to audit and mitigate discrepancies, a must-have for network infrastructure to quickly set devices into compliance.
Whether the project is the most basic server build or maximizing the benefits of an existing complex infrastructure, automation provides significant value. Yet with all things, there may be benefits to starting slowing, taking baby steps toward complete automation. Review your current licensing agreements, or contact us and we can take it from there.
Sr. Solutions Architect at Möbius Partners