IT automation has expanded into many areas, including infrastructure, application development, security, and non-IT functions.
According to research, the sectors that spend the most on this include security automation and cloud servics. Although the line item does not have the word “automation”, it is a financial need for all projects.
Automation seems to be growing and changing at the same time, whether in terms of the underlying technology, IT strategy, business outcomes, or other means.
Here are three new challenges that will be important to watch in the second half of 2022 and beyond.
Scaling edge computing depends on the automation
Whether considering from an infrastructure POV (consider hybrid cloud and multi-cloud operations), application architecture POV (microservices), security POV (consider DevSecOps) or almost any other objective, this technology is key and power and scale – reliable, fast and untrustworthy – distributed systems.
Therefore, automation will be an important part of face assembly. Due to the distributed nature of infrastructure and systems, automation is quickly becoming an important part of how organizations manage these systems.
The application of this along with front-end computing as part of the hybrid cloud, which brings computing power closer to consumers and data, is an important development in the field of automation. To deliver the best results, a shared platform can scale and simplify two-way migration and other cloud-based operations.
Like the management of a large bag, managing a large number of nodes is a challenge that many companies have, which makes it more important to work as efficiently as possible. When a company has hundreds or thousands of nodes, some think that it must have a small in-house infrastructure that will be necessary. The number is in the heart of the mouth; therefore, it is very important to choose a design that minimizes security issues and facilitates scalability.
It is a job enhancer rather than a job destroyer
Undoubtedly, some jobs that people do today will disappear due to automation (in general, not only in the IT sector). It happened in the past, it is happening now, and it will happen again in the future. Compassionate leaders should respond to employee safety concerns rather than dismiss them.
However, according to industry experts, it is also creating more new jobs than it will eliminate. A current example of this phenomenon is IT. Automation is becoming increasingly important for many IT functions as it touches many IT components.
Speaking of operational staff, IT budgets and IT environments pay close attention to security automation.
To ensure the security of automation itself, including tools, code, settings, and other things, the company should use the term “automation security,” which refers to something a little different and began to gain attention is important. For example, serverless features and minimal workloads depend on the flexibility and automation provided by the API. Still, as APIs become more ubiquitous in the design environment, the identity of the machines that use those APIs becomes more important.