28 October 2021

Cloud Automation, a Key to Driving Your Business Forward

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We are used to storing and sharing our business data in the cloud, perhaps we feel familiar and quite understand the concept of cloud - but, have you really utilized the benefit of cloud automation within your organisation? 

Cloud automation by definition is the various tools and processes that organizations make use of in order to reduce the manual efforts that go into managing and provisioning the cloud computing services as a whole. 

The most common cloud automation’s use case in organisation is the auto-provisioning of cloud infrastructure resources, shutting down unused instances and processes and performing regular data backup.

Yes, don’t underestimate the task of data backup and updates on softwares. Cloud automation ensures that your organisations are always making use of the latest version to work with (Say goodbye to manually updating or installing software!).

Why is it important for us to adopt a good practice of cloud automation? We know that today’s business scene is very dynamic with lots of unpredictable rapid changes. 

In order to stay relevant and competitive, businesses require an established cloud environment - one of which through cloud automation. 

Automation in cloud computing ensures business flexibility and ease of use. And moreover, it will result in cost-efficiency, because without automation, you will be busied maintaining individually owned hardware, with more manpower required to maintain the same hardware. 

But we can’t just opt for a technology just for the sake of cost-efficiency - not to be missed is the other beneficial side of cloud automation, which is improvement in security following the implementation of cloud automation solutions. 

Therefore, with cloud automation, businesses can invest in a low-risk and low-cost manner that could aid them in attaining higher ROI on automation services. 

This differs from the automation software installed on-premise, which requires higher time and cost investments.

In order to execute cloud automation, you have to ensure that all the stakeholders- employees, customers, suppliers, partners, job candidates, contractors,  and others are already on the same page. 

Therefore, your cloud automation implementation can be optimized, because through cloud automation, stakeholders can be enabled to participate in an automated workflow. 

Yes, cloud service automation enables organizations in automating the full process, end-to-end.

Cloud automation is the foundation of resiliency for any system as it continuously monitors all events and also provides real-time cloud management. It is comparatively more scalable in multiple ways. 

For instance, businesses don’t need to worry about augmenting storage space when storing large data sets in data tables. And don’t forget, cloud automation can reduce the manual efforts that go into managing and provisioning cloud computing services as a whole and is both cost-effective and highly secure.

If you are looking for assistance in cloud computing, check out the service offered by Telkom DWS.

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