Automation has been mainstream for a long time when you think about it, however, the types of automation typically seen were machines and robots designed to perform manual tasks. Many of the repeatable tasks performed by humans today are done in software, so why not automate all the repetitive business processes being performed by task workers? As part of a digital transformation project, RPA from companies like Automation Anywhere can help companies realize greater efficiencies and better user experiences
Adding more complex and powerful tools allows we as humans to apply greater leverage; a single human can accomplish much more with a good set of tools than that same human can with just their bare hands. Data management is no different. In this post, Justin Warren looks at the tools NetApp has created for that task with NetApp Fabric Orchestrator.
When discussing a hybrid cloud strategy, much thought is put into making the experience as frictionless as possible. The introduction or products like Azure Stack and AWS outposts have been very popular for this reason, but result in customers being locked into a specific public cloud platform. By providing a platform that is cloud agnostic, Stratoscale is able to make a developer friendly private cloud a reality.
Even the most complicated and comprehensive automation infrastructure has to start from a standard. Tom Hollingsworth looks at the newest features offered by Pica8 and how they can help you use standard frameworks to help everything in your network conform to the way it should be done.
When it’s your turn to build the automation strategy for your environment, make sure you don’t fall into the trap of building a series of automation islands with no integration. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at some recent announcements from Extreme Networks and how they can help you connect your automation archipelago.
Your IT News for the Week of April 22, 2019 Podcast: The Cloud Is Going To Disappear This time around, the roundtable discusses the premise that no one really wants the cloud, they want what it does. As a result, will the cloud fully disappear, or have cloud providers created sufficient value-add services to solve […]
Atlassian bought Butler, a task automation solution for Trello. The plan is to integrate this into the core Trello product, helping to eliminate the mindless busy work of project management.
Think about all the mundane tasks you have to do on a regular basis in your network. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all automatic? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Silver Peak and how they can automate at least one thing you wish you didn’t have to do.
Network code and automation are taking over a lot of enterprise networking. While these concepts are starting to fundamentally change networking, their shortcomings are often underreported. Pete Welcher does a great job reviewing the current issues surrounding these important concepts.
The Premise: The efficiencies of network engineering will decimate engineering jobs.
The panel debates if this is true. They look at if this will happen across the board, if engineers will just become programmers going forward, or if automation will actually benefit network engineers down the road. And if automation does eliminate all these jobs, does it then become a pernicious form of support lock-in?