Types of Automation In Information Technology
At its core, IT automation creates functions that are designed to reduce human interference. But there is something more that exists within IT Automation––system automation. System automation speeds up and adds more efficiency to your business’ technological operations. Our economy is moving fast, which means we have to move faster, and system automation can help us get where we want to go.
Many of you have asked, “What can be automated in IT?” Pretty much everything. Whether you’re ordering food from your local fast food restaurant or attempting to figure out why your company building is so warm in the middle of summer you’ll see that there are processes for the ones that already exist.
Implementing IT Automation in your workplace
Yes, it is true that sometimes we, as humans, perform well when completing multiple tasks to achieve one goal. But it turns out that machine learning can automate the tasks that execute lower-level automations, so we can focus on more urgent and higher-level tasks, such as the holistic aspects of company operations. So, if you’ve ever asked, “What are some examples of automation?,” here are a couple of examples and scenarios where IT automation can prove useful for your company.
- First, let’s take our Ansible platform, for example. The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is Red Hat’s software for automating provisioning, configuration, management, and deployment. Through the use of playbooks, which are instructions and language for automation, our Ansible team implements an automation solution that is operative, scalable, and able to be presented to your IT department with ease. System automation will allow your company to be more productive by eliminating the risk of errors and accentuating timely results. For leadership, this means that an administrator would be able to put more focus on higher level tasks. Now, let’s look at other types of automation in information technology.
- Orchestration: Typically when people think of orchestration, they immediately think of an orchestra. There is one conductor who controls the moving parts of the orchestra, from the flautists and trumpeters, to the saxophonists and percussionists. But the most important part of this is that the conductor has to prepare each section to adapt whenever the music changes, which is quite often. In a similar way, orchestration automation serves a plethora of applications and functions over several infrastructures.
Furthermore, orchestration means that system automation must manage multiple apps across multiple infrastructures. Basically, the more complex your IT system is, the more complex orchestration can become. Because of this, the demand of linking several task automations and configurations amplifies significantly. Luckily, automation prevents you from having to worry about the intricacies of the moving parts, which allows you to run systems more efficiently.
- IT Migration: At its core, IT migration is the process of shifting data or software from one platform to the next. There are several types of migration, depending on what your company is trying to accomplish. For example, if you are moving from one vendor to the next, application migration is what you’ll want to explore. On the other hand, if you’re planning on moving customer data and product information, then you’ll want to look into business process migration. The good news is the manual process of moving over all your records and data can be automated, reducing the risk of human error or a security threat.
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