Automation doesn’t eat, sleep, or need coffee
Automation isn’t a magic wand you wave over your hybrid infrastructure. Automation is an ongoing practice that’s honed over time. It should enhance your organizations’ strategy for data management, not replace it.
The way you automate, and the tools you adopt to do so, must conform to your needs—not the other way around. Figuring out which processes are currently executed manually—but would be better performed automatically—is the first step. If the test or task is going to be performed often and is unlikely to change, consider automating it. If you want to reach Cloud SecOps Sensei status, consider permissions, access, and security as a part of your overall automation strategy before you start, not as an add-on later.
NetApp tools enable on-the-fly cloud tiering and automated provisioning, which allows the delivery of instances on-demand by allocating and delivering computing resources when needed for only the duration needed. On top of that, NetApp provides extensive built-in security features that ensure encryption, security, backup, and data integrity.