Current cloud landscape is influencing the evolution of automation solutions
Written by Martin Hulbert, CTO, Ignite Technology.
In the ever-evolving realm of technology, organisations navigating hybrid cloud environments find themselves at a crossroads: choosing between enterprise automation solutions and native cloud solutions. However, the downfalls of the latter become apparent when seeking effective resolutions to the myriad challenges posed by hybrid cloud environments.
The Current State of Cloud Automation: A Multiplicity Dilemma
A survey by Dimensional Research in June 2023 revealed that 94% of organisations actively use cloud automation. However, 81% reported employing more than one automation tool, introducing complexities and challenges. This multiplicity raises concerns related to increased operational issues, reporting complexities, and elevated costs, highlighting the need for strategic solutions.
Navigating Multiplicity: The Pitfalls of Native Cloud Solutions
As organisations grapple with the multiplicity of automation tools, native cloud solutions may seem like an intuitive choice due to platform alignment. However, the pitfalls become evident in their inability to seamlessly integrate across diverse environments. Native cloud solutions often lead to siloed operations, hindering comprehensive visibility and management.
Consolidation Projects: Unifying Automation Efforts
To address the challenges posed by multiplicity, 77% of organisations have initiated consolidation projects. The focus is on harmonising existing tools into a unified framework, fostering collaboration between IT teams and cloud architects. This approach aims to streamline operations, reduce complexities, and establish efficient automation across hybrid cloud environments.
Enterprise Automation Solutions: Versatility Beyond Platforms
Enterprise automation solutions offer a holistic approach that transcends individual cloud platforms. These solutions provide a centralised mechanism for managing diverse automation tools, mitigating challenges arising from the multiplicity of tools. The collaborative efforts between IT teams and cloud architects become instrumental in deciding and implementing a comprehensive automation solutions.
Empowering Collaboration: The Key to Hybrid Cloud Success
In the quest for success in hybrid cloud automation, the collaborative synergy between IT teams and cloud architects emerges as the linchpin. By leveraging a comprehensive enterprise automation solutions, organisations can overcome the downfalls associated with native cloud solutions. This collaborative approach ensures efficient automation, streamlined operations, and strategic alignment with business objectives.
As organisations navigate the challenges of hybrid cloud environments, the strategic choice of enterprise automation solutions becomes paramount. Recognizing the downfalls of native cloud solutions, collaborative efforts between IT teams and cloud architects empower organisations to orchestrate success in the dynamic landscape of hybrid cloud automation. Through unified solutions, organisations can drive innovation, efficiency, and strategic growth in the ever-evolving world of technology.
This interview forms part of Ignite Insights Series. Our second event “Managing Hybrid Cloud Costs: The Automation Advantage” is now ready to watch on-demand.