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Ian Hoskins

IT Process Automation

10 Steps to IT Process Automation Success

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How to Embrace and Implement ITPA

Automation is everywhere. Even the tech industry, the inexhaustible driver of automation, is going through its own automation transformation. IT process automation (ITPA), also known as run book automation (RBA), is the automation of an IT task through the orchestration and integration of tools, people and process through a single workflow. When done well, ITPA can offer an organization a radically new level of infrastructure efficiency and performance. However, to reach that level, you have to take the right approach, which I believe requires 10-steps and a solid understanding of what you can and should gain from ITPA. Read More

Flash Data Center

Flash + Cloud = Savings: Let’s Do the Math

By | Backup, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Design & Architecture, Infrastructure, Storage | No Comments

The hardware and software to make an all-flash data center a reality are on the market and ready to go. IT leaders and data center managers know that flash makes a world of difference in application performance, but the one thing stopping enterprises from adopting this approach is a business case, which would demonstrate overall price and total cost of ownership of all all-flash environment. What they don’t know is whether or not their enterprises need to and should make capital expenditures so that every single application (big or small, mission critical or not) achieves superior levels of performance. Read More

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