Private Cloud Automation – InformationWeek

It’s not easy or inexpensive to implement, but without automation you’ll never get self-service or self-healing, or realize maximum ROI. Here’s how to get started.

By Jake McTigue
June 22, 2012 08:00 AM 


Major public cloud providers, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace, have been driving hard toward automation since their services hit the market. The reason is simple: It improves both the bottom line and customer satisfaction. Now, automating an enterprise-class private or hybrid cloud is an entirely different affair from Amazon using its development muscle to let a user spin up an S3 instance. But that doesn’t mean you can stay stuck in manual mode, because without automation, you don’t have self-service, and self-service is one of the most compelling reasons for a private cloud.


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