Secure Cloud Automation — Three Things Business Executives Need to Know

If you were asked to identify three core terms that describe a modern and agile IT infrastructure platform that could drive your organisation’s success, it’s likely ‘cloud computing’, ‘secure’, and ‘automation’ would feature. Yes, there are others, however in Tech Research Asia’s (TRA) view these three are critical for success. Indeed, without them it is ultimately harder to be innovative and deliver great employee and customer experiences with the applications and data you use.

In this report we outline the “so what?” of Cloud automation, security, and DevSecOps for IT and business leaders. We explain what each are, identify key considerations, and comment on the possible benefits. Finally, we offer a list of essential factors for your organisation to consider as it invests and upgrades its IT infrastructure platform.

Why Cloud automation?

Number 1 - Collaboration Beyond Cities: Investing in Regional Connectivity
Public Cloud leads and workload sprawl follows:

Cloud computing has established itself as part and parcel of most Australian organisations’ IT strategies.

Number 2 - Application repatriation
Application repatriation:

The focus in recent years for many CIOs has switched to a more considered approach for applications.

Number 3 - Hybrid is default:
Hybrid is default:

A few years ago, “Cloud-first” was the focus, today TRA Cloud consumption data shows that just over 80% of Australian IT leaders say a Hybrid IT model is their target.

Number 4 - Application management complexity:
Application management complexity:

This, to put it simply, is what Cloud automation aims to address by using software and tools to automate the management of a hybrid IT environment.

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