Gartner Research

Solution Path for Infrastructure Automation

Published: 22 July 2019

ID: G00388165

Analyst(s): Paul Delory


Automation is at the core of changes happening in I&O. This research shows I&O technical professionals how to adopt infrastructure automation at scale, from strategy to execution to governance, and how to use automation to realize the full value of cloud computing, hyperconvergence and DevOps.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Prepare for Automation
    • 1.1 Develop the Automation Strategy
    • 1.2 Implement New Roles, Responsibilities and Teams
    • 1.3 Modernize the Underlying Infrastructure
  • Step 2: Automate Infrastructure Delivery
    • 2.1 Build Activation Workflows
    • 2.2 Automate Deployments
  • Step 3: Automate Configuration Management
    • 3.1 Manage State, Not Behavior
    • 3.2 Modernize Monitoring and Log Management
    • 3.3 Modernize Patching and Update Management
  • Step 4: Modernize Governance
    • 4.1 Establish Policy- and Intent-Based Management
    • 4.2 Incorporate Security and Compliance Controls
    • 4.3 Modernize Change and Asset Management
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