Being a cloud administrator is hard work.
And if you’re reading this, I probably don’t have to tell you that.
More and more, end users rely on computing resources and services to do their jobs effectively – which can be a challenge (not to mention a time-suck) for system administrators.
In a Perfect World for SysAdms
In a perfect world, IT departments would be running like a well-oiled machine.
But the reality is this:
For many IT departments within large enterprises with complex hybrid networks, IT departments are completely overrun with requests. When you find yourself in reactive mode handling requests on an ad hoc basis, it's tough to be strategic in your approach to managing the cloud.
At the same time, overworked IT departments often mean that issues are only addressed when they have to be – after they’ve become real problems.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. Forward-thinking system administrators have found a way to take back control: through cloud automation.
Embarking on the Cloud Journey
But the question is – how do we know it’s time to make the leap? Let’s take a look at some of the pain points cloud administrators who have turned to Embotics were experiencing before they came on board.
- Slow provisioning: Are users complaining about response and turnaround times that are too slow? Does your organization still take days or weeks from the time a request is made to when the service is fully deployed?
- Lack of visibility: Are you able to easily track assets across your infrastructure and wrap effective processes around the requests for assets that guarantee you know why a virtual machine exists in your environment?
- Cost containment: Are you struggling to show the true cost of infrastructure resource requests or usage, or to attribute costs to the right line of business?
- Virtual sprawl: Do you have concerns about the efficient use and allocation of all virtual resources? Do you have VMs that are unused, underused or over provisioned?
- Wasted resources: Have you seen a negative impact on performance and added complexity because of inconsistent, nonstandard deployment of virtual machines? Are you able to identify scenarios where over and under provisioned resources are contributing making resource allocation inefficient?
If any of these symptoms are striking a nerve right now, it might be time for a conversation with Embotics – we can help.
For starters, we’ve put together an eBook: Cloud Automation: A System Administrator’s Guide. It's a useful resource for system admins whose organizations are moving toward adopting a self-service cloud computing model – and I encourage you to check it out.
To download a copy of our eBook, you can click here: https://www.embotics.com/cloud-automation-guide
Or if you’d like to set up a consultation with one of our experts to see where we can help you on your journey to cloud automation, contact us here: https://www.embotics.com/contact-us