Scaling, provisioning, and configuring cloud resources manually often results in errors that can affect your availability or performance. Solution? Cloud automation.
Cloud service providers have definitely made accessing resources on demand easier, but not managing them. Just imagine that you have to configure virtual machines, create VM clusters, set up virtual networks, and manage both the availability and performance.
Cloud automation is a set of processes and tools that reduce the manual effort and time your team spends on provisioning and managing cloud workloads and services. And you can apply cloud automation to private, public, and hybrid environments.
The main value of automating your cloud setup is eliminating repetitive and manual processes of deploying and managing cloud workloads. They’re inefficient and error-prone, leading to troubleshooting that, in turn, affects your workload’s availability.
Moreover, manual cloud deployment might result in security vulnerabilities that can put your company at risk. Automation also helps to reduce the variability and complexity of your infrastructure and tech stack.