Use cases for cloud automation are still developing. As a result, there isn't a set "this is how everyone does it" manual outlining what is possible or how to go about doing it. After all, automation was nearly entirely performed on-premises just ten years ago. However, more than 90% of businesses today employ a combination of SaaS apps, their current on-premises environment
, and public and private clouds.
Automating cloud procedures can be a significant time saver, whether you work in IT Ops, on a data or development team, or directly as a CloudOps specialist. Even now, you're likely utilizing a variety of automation tools. The issue is that widely used tools, such as native cloud schedulers and task scheduling programs, just don't communicate with one another. You end up with a lot of automated segregated procedures as a result.
The use of various public cloud service providers (CSPs), such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, is only one aspect of modern multi-cloud strategies. Most businesses also use a wide range of SaaS products, cloud storage, infrastructure management, database solutions built for the cloud, and a lot more.
Organizations can visually orchestrate automation operations using SOAPs. Moreover, they may rapidly understand that the whole is considerably more powerful than the parts by mapping out the workflows that link automated procedures amongst cloud tools. Being able to control automation from a single platform rather than from each individual tool also makes it simpler.
Hybrid Cloud Data Transfer
Technology for controlled file transfer is native to several SOAPs. With this potent combo, you may transfer data between on-premises, cloud, and containerized microservices. Of course, data transfers can be planned in batches, just like many other schedulers on the market. However, the real-time transfers based on system events that are a part of trickier workflows are where SOAPs shine. Furthermore, data transfers inside and outside your company are possible for the highest security, visibility, and performance levels.
Cloud Infrastructure Automation
Tools for infrastructure management
or cloud orchestration, like Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and Terraform, are used by the majority of businesses. In essence, each of these programs (as well as those of their rivals) controls various yet related aspects of the cloud architecture. However, there is a gap between orchestration and automation since they are not truly intended to operate together seamlessly.
Cloud computing is a relatively new technology. But you don't have to be if your business is like 90% of others. Although it is possible to automate siloed cloud components, a SOAP is made to assist in maximizing the value of the whole.