As we continue to read in the news automation and AI are central to many new initiatives which companies are undergoing. Regardless of the industry, this conversation is happening over and over as organizations try to figure out the best path forward for them in order to give themselves a competitive advantage.

But what does this really mean, what are customers trying to achieve with this new way of doing things? Most customers seem to imply that these are projects they are working on in their labs and are in the early days of rolling out into production. With that said there are some exceptions to this, the new world of SDN and NFV have required customers to accelerate this adoption. These new technologies are mostly driven based on APIs, which require customers to change the way they roll out these new services, and this is where automation really comes into play.

Spinning up a new service use to take weeks to months depending on what someone is looking to achieve. Today’s new architecture allows this to be done in seconds or minutes, but what goes into that? Typically there is a wide range of “devices” which need to be touched in order to build this service and the majority of the time they come from a range of vendors.

Having the ability to automate the spinning up of these services across multiple vendors and platforms is key to any customers success and that is where Pliant can assist. It is a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Platform for Enterprise and Service Provider Infrastructure that helps operations quickly create sophisticated and robust workflows across all of their systems without having to spend the time and money on building traditional fragile integrations.

So are you ready to take on this new challenge? How are your organizations dealing with the need to automate all of these new process and procedures?