No business can make its move to the cloud in a single leap. It is a step by step process, and missing out a stage is like designing a supercar but forgetting to leave enough space for the engine. One of the most important steps is data centre automation. Simply put, if you want to take full advantage of the cloud, you first need to take automation to a higher level.
Forward-looking companies are realising that automation is an absolute prerequisite for migration to the cloud - and the key to a smooth, non-disruptive transition to hybrid service delivery. They are also learning that the move to the cloud is a process, not a project, and that it requires automating not just infrastructure elements but also business processes and service delivery.
This paper walks you through the automation process, explaining the key considerations.