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Infrastructure Automation

Overview

Infrastructure automation is the key to reliable, efficient processes. Automation lowers TCO, optimizes ROI and leads to predictable, frictionless IT operations. It leads to greater consistency, eliminates human error, and supports task repeatability.

Infrastructure management involves repeated execution of predictable tasks and errors can prove to be costly. Automation of the processes is thus an enterprise imperative.

Early infrastructure consisted of snowflake configurations and comprised bare metal servers. Any change in configuration required case-by-case manual handling.

Automation overcomes such bottlenecks by replacing manual efforts. In a fraction of the time that would be required to execute the task manually, automation enables deployment of thousands of servers, eliminates snowflakes and configuration drift errors, and helps to create the build and use of test environments which are exact copies of production.

Cloud Based Infrastructure Management

Manually managing servers or even scripts in cloud based environments and at cloud scales is unimaginable. Automation enables one to quickly adapt to diverse cloud based infrastructures.

Infrastructure automation enables server deployment using practices such as IaC, deployment of new applications, or update dependencies to hundreds of servers and/or adding hundreds of additional servers to provide load balancing, handle traffic within in a few minutes.

Key issues in Cloud based infrastructure management.

Achieving a high degree of uniformity is very important when setting up infrastructure. Automating infrastructure helps achieve the needed uniformity.

Orchestration of changes across environments in bulk or small portions quickly and effectively. This reduces the burden on developers and helps them focus on developing quality and feature rich software.

We are in an era where Infrastructure .

Infrastructure-as-a-Code

In an era where Infrastructure has become an application, software is replacing infrastructure.

Applying software development principles and practices to Infrastructure is the way forward. Industry has embraced DevOps principals and philosophy reducing the gap between Ops and Dev. These include, 'Configuration Management', ‘Infrastructure as Code', 'Test Driven Development', 'Immutable Infrastructure', and 'Continuous Delivery/Integration/Deployment'.

GSS Offerings

  • Deployment automation: Design solutions to automate on-demand deployment of infrastructure and application.
  • Workflow automation: Analyze, identify and develop automated workflows of existing processes.
  • Monitoring: Configure tools to automatically monitor the infrastructure and the hosted applications. Develop plug-ins to enable monitoring, triggering alerts, report generation.
  • Provisioning: Automate provisioning infrastructure (end-to-end stack) based on both on-premise and cloud environments.
  • Configuration: Develop code to automate configuration management activities on the servers such as upgrades and patch management, maintenance and software configuration tasks.