Private Cloud Automation Delivers Rapid Returns

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Adoption of cloud computing technologies is continuing to expand to new industries and verticals. More organizations are seeing direct benefits from moving to a controller, private cloud infrastructure. Still, there are some companies which are just beginning to enter the private cloud market. In those cases, using intelligent automation practices can help reduce time, complexity and cost. In a recent study, IDC expects spending on cloud server and application management software will total more than $3 billion by 2016 as IT customers of all sizes and across many industries embrace more efficient and automated data center operations strategies.

Currently, many medium and enterprise-sized organizations are budgeting millions of dollars into the development of their private cloud infrastructure. In designing their cloud platform, these organizations must look at private cloud automation solutions. This white paper from Cisco examines the critical capabilities of an entry-level private cloud management solution. Specifically, technologies revolving around Cisco’s Intelligent Automation for Cloud Starter Edition are explored and shown how this type of tool is a very cost-effective option. In further examining automation technologies, Entry-Level Solutions for Private Cloud Automation Deliver Rapid Returns, explains the following:

  • Rapid provisioning and de-provisioning of both physical and virtual components.
  • Utilizing clear administrative and end-user interfaces for management.
  • Ready-to-use templates for quick build-out and automation.
  • Cost-effective visibility to help the environment grow.

The development of a private cloud solution doesn’t need to be overwhelming. A good automation solution can truly simplify the process and help automate many different private cloud processes. Download this white paper to get a better understanding of how cloud automation solutions can help you organization be more agile, scalable and reduce costs in the process.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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