Job scheduling leverages a software called a job scheduler, which is designed to automate IT task processes. Almost every operating system has its own scheduler; Microsoft Windows features the Windows Task Scheduler while Linux and Unix platforms feature Cron as their job scheduler. Job schedulers take care of business processes and requirements by using data, such as calendar entries and specific times and dates, to run background processes with the help of an IT administrator.
The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) is an enterprise-grade business automation solution that goes beyond traditional job scheduling. UAC's event-based workload automation solution is designed to automate and orchestrate system jobs and tasks across all mainframe, on-prem, and hybrid IT environments. IT operations teams gain complete visibility and advanced control with a single web-based controller, while removing the need to run individual job schedulers across individuals platforms.
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Evolution to Workload Automation
There is a rapid change from traditional batch-based scheduling towards real-time workload automation. With workload automation, businesses can drastically expand upon the benefits of job scheduling while maintaining its primary advantages.
In addition to controlling and managing your workloads across multiple IT platforms, intelligent workflows can be created based on event-based triggers. The real-time aspect of Stonebranch UACs solution means that you never have to go down for a traditional daily plan. In addition, managing automation for mainframes, on-prem servers, and cloud service platforms can all be done from a single controller. With connectivity across your entire IT environment, you can easily create cross-platform workflows with visual drag-and-drop tools.
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The Advantage of Enterprise Job Scheduling
Stonebranch provides an enterprise job scheduler and workload automation broker that allows you to manage the workload of your entire enterprise on any platform, from a web-based interface.