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Data Center Automation


Data Center Automation

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Price $1,895.00
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Publisher Ovum
Date of Report Sep 30, 2010
Quick Overview
Introduction
Most organizations consider automation in terms of codification of run books. However, this perception limits the imagination and restricts the potential of what data center automation can achieve.

Features and benefits
Discover how the level of automation adoption depends on organizational maturity.
Learn how to calculate the return on investment for automation.
Highlights
Addressing the automation gap between manual ability and complexity is the biggest challenge faced by organizations today.

Your key questions answered
What is the biggest restraining force to greater use of automation?
How is automation becoming a critical technology in the move to cloud computing?
Table of Contents
SUMMARY
Catalyst
Ovum view
Key messages
THE LEVEL OF ADOPTION DEPENDS ON ORGANIZATIONAL MATURITY
Ovum’s automation maturity model
Automated batch processing
Event-led workload automation
Intelligent workload automation
Integrated service automation
Data center automation
Cloud-based automation
THE ROI FOR AUTOMATION IS A COMPLEX CALCULATION
Ovum’s RoI model for automation adoption
Business benefit
Increased flexibility
Increased productivity
Innovation
Simplicity
Risk factor
Cost to implement
Operational cost saving
CURRENT PROCESS AND PROCEDURES MUST BE MODIFIED
Integrating automation capabilities into IT operations
THE IMPACT ON ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRES NEW MODELS
Allocating new roles and responsibilities
Responsible
Accountable
Consulted
Informed
AUTOMATION IS BECOMING A CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE MOVE TO CLOUD COMPUTING
Ovum’s maturity model for cloud adoption
RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendations for enterprises
Recommendations for vendors
Alternative views
APPENDIX
Further reading
Definitions
Business service management
Cloud computing
Run the business
Service-level agreement
Methodology
Author
Ovum Consulting
Disclaimer
FIGURES
Figure: Ovum’s automation maturity model
Figure: Ovum’s RoI model for automation adoption
Figure: Ovum’s flexibility metric
Figure: Impact of IT contingency on SLAs
Figure: Ovum’s run-the-business responsibility model for automation technologies
Figure: Ovum’s cloud maturity model




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