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Cloud is Central to Automation, Here's Why!

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Monday, August 05, 2019

Cloud is Central to Automation, Here's WhyCloud-native companies have better chances of excelling at automation. Here are the reasons.

FREMONT, CA: Firms need increased efficiencies, and increased efficiencies need automation; automation needs cloud technology. The formula to success in any industry is to serve customers in real-time. The modern-day customer expects everything with the least amount of time lag. To cater to such demands, companies have to build real-time infrastructure that supports automation. This is where cloud technology comes in. By becoming cloud-native, businesses enhance capabilities in a way that assists the development of effective automation.

The value of automation becomes more evident as it drives instant services. Applications are supposed to be designed in a way that they can take increased demands. A sudden increase in traffic should not lead to a breakdown of services. Apps should be able to scale up automatically to provision satisfactory consumer experience. Containers that are cloud compatible serve the purpose of developing apps in such a way.

Another significant factor that creates a good case for cloud technology is data accessibility. Automation is reliant on data. Unless and until data can be accessed in real-time, it is difficult to scale operations and apps automatically. Data is also the fundamental requirement for realizing the potential of technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. As depending upon stagnant data pool is not a feasible option here, companies have to focus on features that will let them stream the data to the distributed apps so that recommendations engines and analytics tools function accurately.

Creating an infrastructure that can provide apps access to data continually and comprehensively is essential. Cloud technology act as the correct platform to store and freely access data. By promoting free use of data and by taking data storage beyond in-house hardware, clouds benefit companies. Through the use of cloud, data becomes completely portable. Besides, there is always an opportunity for businesses to scale up and scale down, without facing the consequences like wastage of resources or loss of money.

The advantages of cloud are many. From making data accessible to improving risk management through backups, clouds have been integral for modern enterprises. However, the most crucial role that cloud can play is that of enabling automation.

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