How many times have you wasted cloud resources because your virtual machines were underutilized? And how often have you needed additional cloud resources because performances were not optimal?
A new solution pack is available on top of Workload Automation, provided by HCL Product and Platform, to automate dynamic provisioning and deprovisioning of cloud resources, on as-needed basis. We have already presented this solution pack in a previous blog, Why you should manage cloud resources as an integral part of your business workflow, let’s know more about the new plugin for Microsoft Azure.
Would you like to use a virtual machine (VM) for your business but are afraid you will end up spending too much time provisioning, deprovisioning or managing it?
Do you need a VM, but you surrender because of the high cost for just a short period?
Would you like to schedule a daily/monthly backup of your VM, change its status, stop, restart, resize, or add memory to it, only when it's needed and automatically?
In our previous blog Why you should manage cloud resources as an integral part of your business workflow, we described the challenge that customers face every day to reduce cloud costs while ensuring the right amount of resources to their business applications. We announced that a new solution pack is available on top of Workload Automation, provided by HCL Products and Platforms, including a set of new plug-ins to manage the provisioning and deprovisioning of virtual machines in the cloud, on as-needed basis. By orchestrating the application workflow and the workflow that manages the entire lifecycle of the virtual machines needed by the applications (including the actions: start, stop, snapshot, etc. …), Workload Automation can increase both business and infrastructure agility.
Looking at the last 2017 State of the Cloud Report from RightScale, two survey’ outcomes capture the reader’s attention: