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Know the I&O Automation Tool Categories to Drive Efficiency Across Your Data Center and Cloud

Published: 05 September 2014

ID: G00265223

Analyst(s): Ronni Rosenstein , Colin Fletcher, Milind Govekar , Robert Naegle , Vivek Bhalla


Infrastructure and operations leaders should realize that there is no single automation tool that is capable of automating all I&O scenarios. Successful deployments are the ones focused on specific domains and use cases.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize No Single Automation Solution Exists
  • Select the Right Tool for the Purpose
    • IT Process-Centric Automation
    • Server-Centric Automation
    • Network-Centric Automation
    • Workload-Centric Automation
    • Application Release-Centric Automation
    • Cloud-Centric Automation
  • Start Where the Pain Is

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