Digital transformation through end-to-end automation of your heterogeneous cloud environment. Cloud workload automation enables your IT to provide the right tools for modern business needs and the flexibility to quickly respond to an ever-changing environment. Start boosting your digital transformation initiative now by utilizing Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC).
As a result of digital transformation, workloads are increasingly moving from traditional to cloud data centers, both private and public. Since this transition process takes place over time, with mission-critical workloads usually staying on-premise as long as possible, companies experience a gap between both worlds when it comes to workload automation or cloud scheduling. With Universal Automation Center, workloads are easily automated and centrally managed across the boundaries of your own IT environment and between clouds. It consists of two essential components: The Universal
Controller (UC) and Universal Agents (UA). The UC can be hosted either on-premise or in the cloud and manages UA residing in both environments to provide full flexibility. Stonebranch Cloud Workload Automation enables you to achieve end-to-end workload automation between your internally and externally hosted resources and cloud services to close this gap. Stay on top of your automation landscape and gradually move workloads to the cloud as part of your digital transformation journey without ever missing out on the benefits of automation!
What are Typical Use Cases
for Cloud Workload Automation?
The following use cases demonstrate examples as to how UAC automates your individual cloud environment. Each use case can be realized with Universal Controller in the cloud or on your premises, depending on your preference.
Hybrid Cloud File Transfer
Let UAC centrally manage file transfers within your premises, private cloud, or public cloud, and make it the glue between both worlds to gain control over your hybrid cloud environment. This allows you to securely transfer files between your local file server, mainframe or SAN, and your AWS S3 or Azure Storage cloud services.
Cloud Infrastructure Automation / Cloud Transition
Utilize UAC to manage resources in the AWS or Azure cloud throughout the entire lifecycle. Automate (remote) server provisioning and configuration completely agent-less (e.g. via API, Boto3 or Azure SDK for Python) and equip servers with the Universal Agent to add them to your workload automation landscape for enhanced automation capabilities via UAC.
UAC can be configured to monitor the utilization of your private cloud and before demand reaches a critical situation new cloud instances are automatically deployed and redirect overflow traffic without an interruption of services. As soon as the IT demand decreases, the additional instances are de-provisioned to reduce costs.
Containerization / Microservices
With the rise of containerization and microservice architectures, applications are stripped down to specific functions for temporary usage. With UAC, workflows can be easily created to gather data from different sources, deploy a container with a set of microservices, execute the microservices, safely store the results, and to stop and remove the container.
Automation as a Service
For even further modernization and optimization of your automation environment, get the full power of UAC as a service from the Stonebranch Cloud. Concentrate on core automation operations while Stonebranch experts provide and maintain the right tool.