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China Summary Translation: Best Practices for Implementing Automation in Data Centers With Cloud and Virtualized Environments

Published: 02 October 2014

ID: G00270355

Analyst(s): Vincent Fu, Ronni Rosenstein


IT operations leaders should avoid ad hoc, opportunistic implementations that introduce risk and result in expensive mistakes. Instead, follow a systematic approach that maximizes automation's benefits of agility and reducing cost.

Table Of Contents

主要挑战 :


Best Practices for Implementing Automation in Data Centers With Cloud and Virtualized Environments

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Step 1. Assign the Role of an Automation Architect to Organize a Team That Will Review and Coordinate Automation Processes and Tools
  • Step 2. Discover and Catalog All Forms of Automation, Existing Automation Tools and Their Environments
  • Step 3. Tier Your Applications Into Pace Layers to Identify Your Priorities for Automation
  • Step 4. Rationalize Your Automation Technology Investments
  • Bottom Line

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