As server virtualization continues to mature, many organizations are moving beyond simple virtualization into public, private, or hybrid cloud environments. Such environments allow authorized users to create their own virtual machines based on templates that are listed in a service cloud.
At the same time however, self-service models introduce additional complexity and increase the potential for IT resources to be wasted and for costs to spiral out of control. One way that enterprise IT can work to avoid these problems is through the use of automation.
Download this whitepaper to learn about the business case for automation and the tools you can use to avoid wasted resources and to reduce costs including:
- The creation of a service catalog
- Automating approval requests
- Creating a more efficient deployment process
- Managing the Virtual Machine Lifecycle