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How to Put Your Cloud on Auto-Pilot

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How to Put Your Cloud on Auto-Pilot

You can put your cloud on auto-pilot with a self-service portal, event-driven automation, and predictive modeling.

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Auto-pilot: Just the phrase brings to our minds images of James Bond’s super sleek Aston Martin or the Dark Knight’s Batmobile. But today, we aren’t talking about superheroes, super agents, cars, or, for that matter, planes. We are aiming higher — right at the clouds.

That’s right. Cloud orchestration and automation platforms can help you put your cloud environment on auto-pilot, meaning the lights are always on.

Here are three ways you can put your cloud on auto-pilot.

1. Self-Service Portal to Build Environments

A self-service portal to dispense applications is a great way to allow developers to pick resources they need, gain approval, and get started. This cuts through the bureaucratic processes that otherwise cause project delays. Managing cloud resources through such portals gives incisive insights on the number of VMs in use and what they are being used for. This helps to reduce avoidable costs as underutilized resources are terminated.

2. Event-Driven Automation for Alerts and Triggered Healing

Event-driven automation works on the principles of Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Cloud can be automated to send alerts in the occurrence of certain events, such as low disk drive in a VM. The system has observed and oriented that this is a problem. Now the solution is carried out by the Decide and Act parts where the workflow rules preset for such events are triggered and actions are carried out to tackle the event and heal the system.

3. Self-Healing With Predictive Modeling

Self-healing is solving the short-term issues that arise in cloud. But with a long-term perspective, it is necessary to automate cloud to observe user cloud behavior and form algorithms.

Observe, Analyze, Predict, and Act

Data is everything. Data coupled with intelligent analytics will help the cloud to forecast accurately and provide users with intelligent, actionable insights. This has many use cases such as anomaly detection, optimization resource utilization and more.

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