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Automation Environments

2020-01-21T16:55:30+00:00January 21st, 2020|Pliant Automation Blog|

  Automation Environments   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 [...]

Infrastructure Technology Spend – Do vendor’s over-promise or is it something else?

2020-01-03T18:23:50+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Pliant Automation Blog|

Infrastructure Technology Spend – Do vendor’s over-promise or is it something else? By Luke Lim. Have you got loads of systems, tools and technologies in your infrastructure that are not quite realizing the full unadulterated value that was promised by the vendor? The first place you might look to understand why this is can be to [...]

Using Automation to Accelerate Digital Transformation Outcomes

2019-10-20T21:55:28+00:00October 21st, 2019|Pliant Automation Blog|

As enterprises and service providers endeavor to build digital transformation initiatives to meet new revenue opportunities, they inevitably expand the catalog of technologies that their Operations teams must accommodate. A world-class Operations culture – which teams Development, Security and IT Operations organizations – can help IT organizations keep pace with their digital transportation initiatives.  The culture [...]

By Enabling API Automation, You Can Untangle Your Infrastructure Management Challenges

2019-10-08T12:36:10+00:00October 8th, 2019|Pliant Automation Blog|

Infrastructure vendors typically provide a plethora of management platforms for end users to wade through to deploy, configure and maintain their devices and services. While their intentions are good, they really make your life harder. While the promised capabilities of both physical and logical infrastructure are often impressive, the ability of an end user to actually [...]

IT Automation and the Dishwasher

2019-10-01T17:41:21+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Pliant Automation Blog|

You might ask what does IT automation and the dishwasher have in common?  Both are/were designed to make our lives easier and give us more free time to do things we deem more important than “washing the dishes”.  A very short history lesson on the dishwasher reveals that the first patent was awarded to Joel Houghton [...]

RPA / Automation – Why didn’t we think of this before?

2019-10-01T17:42:47+00:00June 13th, 2019|Pliant Automation Blog|

RPA / Workload Automation is a totally new field for me. I’ve always been on the network infrastructure side. I’ve configured routers and switches and installed VOIP phone systems countless times. I’ve created MPLS networks and spent more than half of my career measuring the performance of these creations with network management tools, some of which [...]

The Promise of Software Defined

2019-10-01T17:43:04+00:00April 15th, 2019|Pliant Automation Blog|

We often say that Software Defined Infrastructure - whether that be Software Defined Networking, Software Defined Infrastructure ( such as Virtualization, Containerization or Cloud) or even Software Defined Data Center - separates the control from the data plane. But maybe the true innovation is that in SDx, in general, we disconnect the software and hardware innovation [...]


2019-10-01T17:43:11+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Pliant Automation Blog|

As the technology world continues to evolve, one area where there is a continual paradigm shift is in serverless computing. It used to be a large piece of "metal" would serve multiple functions (back in the mainframe days), and as servers evolved they became smaller and companies would be one for each "application" or "function". As time [...]