If you were to think of examples of automation at scale today, what springs to mind? I would immediately think of coordinated robotics, spinning and aligning panel work to chassis in automotive manufacturing amidst a shower of sparks and welds. Or the relentless flow of logistics management, delivering anything from food to luggage via conveyor belt or cart across innumerable paths. In the physical world, automation delivers measurable speed, precision, repeatability, and reliability despite the environment’s capability to vary and change.
So in a world of IT infrastructure, where functions and commands are usually well defined and the expected output is identifiable, why does the idea of automation often appear so complex?
Often, this is due to a gap between those who understand the underlying infrastructure platforms and capabilities (Infrastructure SMEs) and those who can develop well written software for integrating and validating data (DevOps).
A platform such as Pliant enables easy access to IT infrastructure APIs using a visual drag and drop user interface, enabling your IT experts to test and develop cross platform integrations via these APIs without needing programming skills. This empowers your SMEs to identify, define and implement workflows for best practise provisioning and management of services. As in the physical world, this delivers speed, precision, repeatability and reliability within your IT infrastructure provisioning and management processes,
Empower your SMEs to realise the true potential of integrated infrastructure and data by contacting Pliant today.
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Post by Ross Maurer.