An automated data center promises to self-configure, self-optimize, and self-protect. When looking to implement an automated data center, one must consider best practices in user and resource provisioning, infrastructure availability, and user management. Doing so will allow automated data centers to expedite the automation processes in IT operations and administration; virtualization and provisioning; security; and availability.
Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities Automated Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities Featured Author - Tom Pisello - October 30, 2004 Introduction Major systems management vendors are presenting a new vision of the future data center, and success-minded CIOs should begin constructing a roadmap to the automated data center, with moderate steps that ensure return on investment (ROI). Automated data centers self-configure, self-heal, self-optimize, and self-protect. The underlying solutions