Your IT operations are functioning as expected. The data centre is “humming away” with active management of application workloads, database sizes, system capacities and the like. Sounds like a fairy-tale, and often it is. Many IT Operations rely on back-office automation toolsets that, once put in place, are too often overlooked, potentially ignored and possibly fatally forgotten about.
One of the most common forgotten about toolsets is the Workload Automation solution.
It runs your nightly server, database and application backups. It might automate file transfers between applications. It might consolidate disparate data files and pass them into a database. The list goes on and on.
In summary, these solutions automate and simplify batch job creation, scheduling, and management across IT environments.
And this is where the issues start to come to the fore. After all, when was the last time you checked on something that was working? Error-free? Hardly ever.
Everything works as predicted and will continue to do so until change happens. And today, IT-driven change through digital transformation, consolidation and simplification, is accelerating like never before.
Here at Ortom8, we have seen this situation across numerous industry sectors and clients. As part of a broad digital transformation agenda and a need to reduce IT complexity, many IT departments are changing their infrastructure, even moving significant portions of this to the cloud. And any change to the IT operations and infrastructure has a knock-on effect on the Workload Automation solution the client has in place.
We have helped IT operations undergo significant digital transformation of their Workload Automation solutions, adapt to the current trends, and as a result, customers have experienced vast improvements in their IT operations, such as:
· reduced IT complexity;
· improved visibility across the entire IT workload environment;
· increased ability to make pre-emptive and immediate corrective actions that minimize risk;
· maximized efficiency across the organisation through further automation; and
· improvements in productivity and profitability.
If you are starting your digital transformation journey, we are here to support you with your Workload Automation solution. Whether this is working in an on-premise solution or moving to a cloud-based fully managed service, we are the experts in uncovering the “elephant in the data centre.
Head of Transformation Services at Ortom8 & MDB Service Consulting Ltd