Could Infrastructure Automation Help Your Team Do More?

As companies everywhere up their digital game, automating time-consuming manual processes has become critical for making your IT infrastructure more scalable, adaptive and efficient.

The Covid-19 pandemic has added urgency to automation initiatives as you look to address cost pressures, support remote workforces, and increase agility and resilience in your supply chains.

However, the day-to-day reality tells a surprising story. Despite automation's clear benefits, manual tasks remain prevalent inside many organisations.

According to a recent study by Red Hat, only about a third of tasks are currently automated across IT functions – with security, compliance and application lifecycle management the biggest areas weighing down teams. Nearly half of large enterprises are fulfilling key tasks on a completely manual basis.

In today's environment, automation is simply indispensable in operating infrastructure and application sat the speed and efficiency that the digital world demands.

Not to mention the agility required by your IT team to protect your business and reduce the impact of zero-day cyberattacks.

With the increasing number of these attacks, pressure builds on teams to try and keep pace with the constant changes now required, and simply can’t be done on manual basis without introducing additional risk over time.  

So, how long does your IT team spend on manual admin tasks like patches, provisioning, configurating and deploying systems?

And, how much more could your business do if you could automate some or all your manual tasks and processes?

Introducing SAS IT Automation

With powerful tools out there, like Ansible Automation Platform, there is not any excuse for businesses to not automate their manual processes.

Automating your infrastructure administration will enable you to create a scalable, efficient, and reliable IT infrastructure for your business. Something that is very difficult to achieve manually.

Infrastructure automation is ideal for tasks like provisioning, cost reduction, capacity planning, and virtual machine sprawl.

Automating these tasks will free up your team to focus on innovation and your business’s digital transformation.

There is also significant costing savings –operating costs can be reduced by up to 30% – by eliminating these repetitive tasks.

Best of all, you can achieve this using your existing infrastructure.

Transform Your Business

Automating repetitive tasks will transform critical areas in your organisation.

Compliance becomes so much easier because your processes are the same every time, so will never fallout of step with compliance requirements.

Without the need for manual provisioning, you will have error-free environment builds and will not need team intervention.

Efficiency will increase as rework is removed and tasks will flow through your processes with ease.

Automated maintenance will speed up your time to market and get upgrades into production, fast.

The numbers are impressive. Red Hat found that IT infrastructure teams were 68% more productive and IT security teams 25% more efficient, while unplanned downtime was reduced by 53%.

Overall, adding up to a huge 498% five-year return on investment with only five months to payback.

SAS IT and Red Hat

SASIT has partnered with Red Hat to deliver value and innovation through our automation solution.

Built on Red Hat’s Ansible Automation Platform,we automate the deployment and management of your entire IT footprint. Deployedacross different functions like configurations, applications deployment,security, and compliance & provisioning, it reduces costs andimproves accuracy, customer experience and productivity.

Examples of processes and activities that could benefit from automation in your business are patching, patch management, security, and infrastructure.

Are you ready to do more with your time? Then, get in touch to start the conversation.

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