Cloud automation refers to the process of managing a cloud environment using pre-defined logic to avoid manual and repetitive tasks. It is critical to managing complex environments efficiently, especially in a multi-cloud scenario. The same applies to VDI cloud-hosted infrastructures, which can significantly benefit from automation when accessed remotely.
It addresses numerous cloud-related challenges, such as cost efficiency, one of the most quoted challenges of using public clouds. 40% of companies state cloud cost management as their primary challenge with public clouds, and 61% of organizations plan to optimize existing use of the cloud for cost savings.
If we consider cloud-based virtual workspace solutions – which are increasingly adopted with the soar in remote working – a dedicated VM used by a single user only needs to be live as long as the session is active. Rather than having a VM continuously available, which leads to cost inefficiencies or manually spinning it up and down every time a session starts and ends, cloud VDI automation should provision a VM as needed for a session and automatically spin it down once it is finished.
Cloud Automation Business Benefits
As with most other automation-based improvements, cloud automation lowers the amount of overhead, infrastructure management costs, and human error. Relinquishing tasks such as manually spinning up and down new cloud-based services enables the DevOps teams to focus on value-adding services such as scoping and developing new features.
These benefits enable automation-based businesses to scale up considerably using a robust baseline. It’s a critical aspect that helps organizations invest their resources into growth activities and also provides a ‘write once use many times’ framework to lower operational tasks.
“40% of companies state cloud cost management as their primary challenge with public clouds”
Cloud VDI Automation Technical Benefits
Cloud automation also poses numerous technical benefits in terms of security, resilience, and governance.
Security and resilience — automating sensitive tasks – such as processing personal identifiable data – lowers the number of human operators involved and reduces the number of points of failure. Security best practices can be baked into the automated workflows to enforce its principles across all your deployments.
Business Continuity — to ensure a high availability service and protect against disasters, cloud automation can be used to automatically scale out your infrastructure and avoid a single point of failure, resulting in a fault-tolerant and performant solution. Automating can leverage multiple environments, including single or multiple public clouds, on-premises systems, and private cloud deployments.
Better Governance — an automated workflow ensures consistency when processing and documenting events. Moreover, automated workflows offer better visibility as all actions are logged and available to relevant stakeholders.
“Cloud automation lowers the amount of overhead, infrastructure management costs, and human error”
Cloud automation is one of the core components of an efficient end-to-end cloud-based workspace solution. We are constantly developing our automation capabilities to deliver cost-efficient and scalable solutions. To learn more about VDI automation or how Thinfinity Remote Workspace can empower your cloud-based project, book a call with one of our specialists; they are always available to guide you and provide the best solution for your requirements.