As today’s Information Technology (IT) teams begin to transition to a cloud-based operating model, it is important to select and deploy the appropriate tools for your environment. IT operations need to adapt to become more agile in both delivery and management of resources through the right tools, processes and automation. Identifying the right management and orchestration tools, as well as the right processes to automate, can be very challenging given the intensive overlap and complexity across the tools.
World Wide Technology (WWT) created the Automation and Orchestration Workshop to help IT leaders understand the landscape and get specific using scenario-based use cases within your actual environment. Most of the time in the workshop is spent at the whiteboard in an approach we like to call “Lean IT” – borrowing heavily from the manufacturing visualization process for lean manufacturing, a proven method to establish automation.
By focusing on the end result and collaborating on use cases against a specific visual framework, we are able to reduce the time it takes to get an application to market through a reduction in time for hardware and software automation.
The primary objective of WWT’s Automation and Orchestration Workshop is to illustrate how you can improve delivery of service level agreements, automate tasks and orchestrate the overall process to better leverage both infrastructure and software resources to deliver value to your organization. Appropriate for both technical and senior IT executive staff members, this workshop is a two‐ to four‐hour business‐aligned whiteboard session and overview of the tangible technical and financial benefits of automation.
Through this workshop, we are able to link service delivery, platform automation and configuration management toolsets with core abstraction and infrastructure layers in an accelerated manner. WWT believes that by taking specific use cases and driving them through the gates of hardware automation, software automation, security and IT business frameworks, we are able to arrive at a coherent approach to service delivery that directly addresses our customers’ expected business outcome.
This workshop gives you the opportunity to work with WWT’s automation experts who will deliver the insight into process and landscape. We will discuss how you can implement new tools and leverage existing and add-on orchestration and management functionality in the data center. In addition, the discussion will delve into identifying manual tasks and procedures within your existing IT environment that can be automated within a software layer and how that process can be orchestrated across disparate business or operational units.