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The reference guide to data centre automation

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Hardware, software, and process working together to streamline operations

Published February 2009

This 163-page guide explores data centre automation - methods through which hardware, software, and processes can work together to streamline IT operations.

Modern data center challenges include increasing demands from business units with only limited resources to address those demands.

This guide focuses on topics in the following major areas:

  • Business processes and frameworks
  • IT as a service provider
  • Agile management
  • Network and server automation

Through each of the topics in this guide, we’ll cover important terms and concepts that will enable IT departments to perform more tasks with fewer resources. The importance and value of automating standard IT operations can be significant in data centers of any size. The goal is to significantly lower IT operational expenses while at the same time improving the end-user experience.

Whether you’re a CIO or IT manager looking for ways to improve efficiency or a member of the down-in-the-trenches IT staff, you’ll find valuables concepts, methods, and techniques for better managing your computing infrastructure.

By downloading you agree to our Terms & Conditions. We'll also email you a copy of the paper.