Automation solutions are now available that can meet the requirements of both the developer and operations communities. Developers benefit from automating software deployment tasks, which not only lowers the time to complete tasks but also reduces the risk of human error. Operations teams benefit from automating routine and repetitive tasks, as well as from consistent management that reduces the risk of downtime.
Automation solutions orchestrate workflows using prescriptive but responsive descriptions to direct the system on how to execute various tasks. Control systems can provide a centralized view to coordinate across multiple environments in the organization. Automation solutions must be simple enough for first-time users to learn quickly, flexible enough for multiple groups to be able to use it, and agentless to reduce complexity.