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8/31/2016
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9 Data Center Automation Tools IT Pros Should Know

Pressure to increase productivity and deliver greater business value while limiting headcount has many organizations considering data center automation. Fortunately, there are many tools available to get it done. Here are nine to know if you're thinking about automating all or part of your data operation.
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Puppet

Puppet is another tool that tends to come up often in conversations around DevOps. Puppet is a framework and language that system operations professionals can use to define operations like software deployment so that they can be automated. Puppet (the language) creates the definitions and workflow that are implemented by Puppet (the framework).

Two of the significant benefits that Puppet brings are a common language and compatibility across a broad swath of devices. Many IT departments are using Puppet to automate complex processes involving many different pieces of hardware and software packages. That has made Puppet one of the languages that operations professionals are learning to improve their job opportunities and that IT departments are seeking.

(Image: Puppet)

Puppet

Puppet is another tool that tends to come up often in conversations around DevOps. Puppet is a framework and language that system operations professionals can use to define operations like software deployment so that they can be automated. Puppet (the language) creates the definitions and workflow that are implemented by Puppet (the framework).

Two of the significant benefits that Puppet brings are a common language and compatibility across a broad swath of devices. Many IT departments are using Puppet to automate complex processes involving many different pieces of hardware and software packages. That has made Puppet one of the languages that operations professionals are learning to improve their job opportunities and that IT departments are seeking.

(Image: Puppet)

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8/31/2016 | 9:20:36 AM
The data center of the future
I keep on hearing that the data center of the future is fully automated. Human will perform remote controls and make changes and adjustments as it's necessary. But the data centers will be isolated, mostly in cold regions. Since data will only keep on growing, the use of remote areas will be good places for fully automated data centers. -Susan
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