Employing cloud automation comes with many vital advantages for a business. In the on-going pandemic, many organisations have opted for the remote working route and saved a lot of costs. Instead of investing heavy money in physical spaces and software licenses, companies can easily run a business using cloud services.  Automated management is an added benefit that comes with cloud computing. A centralised environment will allow an organisation to have a gripping control over the company and a track of automated activities. You can categorise and manage access rights from a centralised system. For example, you can integrate chatbots to communicate at the user-front.

What is a business going to do to withstand the dynamic market demands? Instead of spending months on creating a tangible solution, cloud automation can design business functions according to a plan that will best meet the market demands and deploy it in a matter of days. And when talking about business, why leave stakeholders and investors out? With the use of automation, these valuable people can take part in the workflows from the comfort of their own space. In a remote set up, employees can access cloud automation from any device, anywhere, as long as it has a web browser.

The Set-Up

Here are five approaches to automate the maintenance of your cloud resources to amplify your business.

With A Transparent Foundation

Visibility across all business environments should be ensured. Chief architect at Snow Software, Jesse Stockall says, “the discovery capabilities of cloud management platforms provide an inventory of all resources in a single pane of glass.” Majorly, almost all cloud platforms offer built-in visibility and discovery capabilities. A platform that offers a “single pane of glass” means automatically unifying all the necessary data in a single place.

By Auto-Scaling Whenever There’s A Chance

When a business receives a lot of sudden traffic, instead of building an infrastructure physically to handle the load, auto-scaling is a benefit. Not only does it save time, but it also helps to keep the cloud costs low by only adding the resources that are actually needed, whether it is a single cloud, hybrid cloud, or a multi-cloud environment.

With A Plan for Optimisation

Cloud systems come with many reporting and planning tools. So, if you are planning your expenditure in a manual way, you’re spending excessively. With public clouds, there is no all-in-one-tool to automate and control costs. So, it is basic to get familiar with the bundled features and third-party features to lead a comfortable business.

By Using Automated Resource Tagging

To optimise a cloud set up, some way to manage ownership is required. Resource Tagging is one way to do so, especially in a hybrid cloud or a multi-cloud environment. Resource taggers can become task automation delegators but it is important to automate the function itself, otherwise, it will be impossible to make business decisions without knowing who owns the resources.

Once you automate, don’t mistake it for being a one-time-set-and-forget aspect. To continually optimise your business environment, frequent checks, and automation decommissioning ensure that the workload is not stagnated. Cloud automation is the future and it has given organisations a competitive edge. Choose an automation method that is quick to set up, saves costs, offers seamless integration, and designed for your business.

(This is a slightly modified version of an article originally published in Analytics Insight. The original article can be found at https://www.analyticsinsight.net/the-future-of-business-heres-how-to-set-up-cloud-automation-seamlessly/)