Data centers are incredibly complicated. Hundreds or thousands of servers, all in racks, connected both to each other and the world outside, have to be installed, maintained, repaired, updated and even kept at regular temperatures. Human operators can do it, but network automation can potentially do it better.
Data center automation is where the workflow, processes, and operations are done by smart algorithms that monitor and maintain every facet of data transport and management throughout the system, from infrastructure to applications and beyond.
This automation can schedule and monitor, provide data center-wide insight into nodes and their configurations and perform routine processes like patching and updating on a rolling basis without human input. It not only means cost savings and higher efficiency so your team can engage in higher-demand tasks, it also lets you continually meet compliance and regulatory standards.
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