In the digital age, technology must move at the pace of business. The days of managing static resources are fading as the cloud has unlocked capabilities to rapidly stand up infrastructure and services at scale. With that massive scale and speed, environments can be spread across multiple cloud providers, costs can become opaque, and managing disparate resources with independent workflows and processes can quickly become untenable. If proper patterns and practices are not established, additional velocity can create additional risks.
Cloud Automation, standardized automated workflows and resource provisioning can help teams tame the chaos of the cloud, and maximize the benefits of rapid deployments at scale, making work repeatable, consistent, and fast.
Today everything from networking, compute, storage, security, and more can be automated to create single resources, or complete landing zones. Application pipelines, automated testing, the infrastructure that makes up environments, and the policies used to govern those resources can all be standardized and orchestrated together.
Automation can be used to codify not just the provisioning of your environment but your day 2 experience as well, with predefined actions for capacity, and other alerts, patching and image management and certification requirements
Policy definitions as code means that DevOps teams get faster feedback on the resources they are creating, keeping teams moving fast while enforcing organizational standards.
IaC tools provide human readable machine code that allows you to state exactly how you would like the resource to look without specifying each task to build it.
Manage the lifecycle of applications and infrastructure and define the tasks as a repeatable set of instructions in a human readable code format.
Automate complex series of tasks, from day to day maintenance, to the provisioning of resources and the deployment of applications.
Reduce toil and automate end-to-end processes to allow your teams to out innovate the competition.
Gain a consistent path to building, deploying, and managing applications and infrastructure in any cloud environment.
With consistency comes a deepening capability to create and recreate resources repeatedly. When fewer mistakes are possible, your teams move faster.
Digital Velocity at CDW can help teams establish the patterns that fit their organizational requirements. Build your environments from code with security and governance built in, reduce waste or toil in your daily work so you can focus on the things that matter for your organization.