Data Center Automation

Date: September 22, 2010
Pages: 25
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Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Brief Review
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Data Center Automation
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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?

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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