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Four Steps for Optimizing Automation Implementations in Data Centers, Clouds and I&O Environments

Published: 23 October 2015

ID: G00279897

Analyst(s): Robert Naegle


Ad hoc, opportunistic automation implementations introduce risk and may result in expensive mistakes. When evaluating and implementing automation technologies, I&O leaders should follow a systematic approach that maximizes agility and cost reduction.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step No. 1: Appoint an Automation Architect and Organize a Team, to Review and Coordinate Automation Processes and Tools
  • Step No. 2: Discover and Catalog All Forms of Automation, Existing Automation Tools and Their Operating Environments
  • Step No. 3: Rationalize Automation Investments Into Mode 1 or 2 During Planning Processes to Allow for More Balance
  • Step No. 4: Minimize Overlapping and Redundant Automation Investments
  • Bottom Line

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