The goal of self-service automation is to get provisioning timeframes down to hours, or preferably minutes. IT teams that can regularly achieve this goal will deliver an invaluable service to their organizations. However, most IT organizations operate in an environment where they are being asked to do more with less, with no increase in staff or budget.
The only way to succeed, given today’s expectations, is to automate provisioning, which, in a traditional datacenter, has meant complexity that is not only time-consuming but that also requires extensive customization.
This heavy resource requirement has limited automation to basic scripting for organizations that do not have access to extensive pools of IT resources, expensive development resources, or professional services budgets. This is the role of automation software.
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