Why Data Center Automation?

By: Scott Jarvis

It is easy to mismanage a network and even an IT team.? Not only must IT managers be educated well before entering the field or obtaining such a position, but must continually keep up with the latest changes, both bad and good.? As the world of network technology is constantly changing and evolving keeping up can be difficult, especially when you spend ten to twelve hours in the office managing your team.

IT managers or those hoping to secure such a prestigious position should be realize early on that automating their networks in part or in whole will not only free up resources and allow their teams to be more productive but will also create some free time for themselves as well. Things like Runbook automation and good ITIL management and mechanization will also free an IT manager from performing some of the more daunting and tedious tasks that a network demands before it becomes automated.

Once a network has automation in place, even in limited capacity, an IT manager will find that they now have time to perform duties which where previously placed at the bottom of a priority list.? Things like simple team meetings, and even time for technological research will be moved up this list which in turn will help make the manager more productive.? As always in business when a motivated and organized leader is productive the team always follows suit.? So in essence automation allows an environment to be created that is both productive and more streamlined.

Those companies who have yet to automate any part of their network face rising staffing costs as well as steadily increasing networking costs both in operating procedures and in hardware and software maintenance.? It's likely that most companies will automate out of necessity at some point but it is almost a certainly that some will remain resistant to the idea and will go out of business as a result of being unable to meet costs and keep up with competition.

The automation process though initially costly pays for itself over time, many times over in fact.? Those businesses that have resisted in the past but are now considering a transition to an automated database should take heed and handle the process in proper fashion.? Take the time to find actually assesses your networks and find out exactly what it needs and what will work best for your company, its clients, and its employees.? Taking the time to automate properly and find the best services provider will make the transition smooth, fast, free up resources sooner rather than later.

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