In the current digital landscape where organisations need to handle a rapidly rising amount of processes and moving pieces in their IT, it is becoming imperative for them to rely on automation. After all, IT now plays a central role in enabling the success of a business and hence, IT teams must be capable of managing increasingly large, complex and disparate IT environments faster and more effectively.
In fact, 52% of organisations are expecting IT to increase efficiencies through automation, according to a report by Red Hat. Businesses are turning to automation to overcome infrastructure management challenges, with 86% saying that too many manual processes pose a problem in managing IT spending.
Not automating the IT infrastructure workflows will likely cause drawbacks in the long-term. Most traditional organisations use a domain-centric approach to IT infrastructure management, where each team manages its own area of expertise using its preferred tools and methods.
However, operating in this disjointed manner does not facilitate inter-domain integration and may be counterproductive as it gives rise to issues such as:
While automation is becoming a big factor in IT optimisation and digital transformation, companies tend to automate their infrastructure independently by domain. As with overall infrastructure management, each team uses its chosen automation tools and processes, prompting higher costs, lower efficiency and limited collaboration.
This is why a unified approach in automation workflows is necessary, to save time, increase quality, improve employee satisfaction and reduce costs throughout the entire infrastructure and organisation. A holistic approach to infrastructure automation can help your organisation:
Organisations need automation, especially for their infrastructure workflows where they need to connect multiple tasks into a single progression. But, what aspects of your IT infrastructure workflow can you automate?
A unified automation platform is central to effective workflow automation and this is what Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform delivers. It is a single framework that helps you automate all aspects of your infrastructure, from servers and network devices to operating systems, application and security.
Multiple domain teams can use Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, allowing you to create, scale and deploy your automation across your entire IT organisation. With the automation capabilities provided by Red Hat Ansible, your organisation can now keep up with the increasing demands on your infrastructure workflows and realise digital transformation.
In order to effectively manage IT infrastructure in today’s data-driven environment, businesses have to be able to automate both individual tasks and entire workflows. Red Hat offers a unified automation platform that connects your IT infrastructure, processes and teams to deliver more business value. To learn more, click here.