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What is Data Center Automation Software?

Data Center Automation is the automation of the processes and workflow of data center operations, including the management, maintenance, and monitoring tasks involved in maintaining operations of a data center environment.​

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Latest Research

5
Aug

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

Latest Research

14
Apr

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

TietoEVRY is using Ayehu NG to automate activities in applications such as SAP. SAP automation has great potential to free up resources in applications teams.

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Micro Focus

Micro Focus Data Center Automation

Micro Focus Data Center Automation (DCA) detects and remediates patch vulnerabilities; regulatory and enterprise compliance risks across servers, databases and middleware. DCA proactively manages to policy-based objectives, with closed-loop remediation and exception handling.

8.2

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+84

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

57

Reviews

Badge Winner

Red Hat

Red Hat Ansible Automation

Red Hat® Ansible® Automation is automation software powered by Red Hat Ansible Engine—an execution engine with hundreds of modules that can automate all aspects of IT environments and processes—and Red Hat Ansible Tower—a management interface that can integrate with other services.

8.0

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+82

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

90

Reviews

Badge Winner

ConnectWise

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate Solves IT Problems at the Speed of Business. Boost the effectiveness of your IT teams with flexible remote monitoring and management.

7.9

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

35

Reviews

Microsoft

Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager

Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.

7.8

Composite Score

7.8

CX Score

+76

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

96

Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

CA Workload Automation

Manage complex workload across platforms, ERP systems, business apps from mainframe to microservices.

7.8

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+79

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

27

Reviews

Puppet

Puppet Enterprise

Puppet Enterprise makes it easy to automate the provisioning, configuration and ongoing management of your machines and the software running on them. Make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices – across physical and virtual machines, on premise or in the cloud.

7.7

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

29

Reviews

VMware, Inc.

VMware vRealize Automation

VMware vRealize Automation automates the delivery of IT services, and enables IT to embed automation and policies within blueprints including network and security services, accelerating the delivery of production-ready infrastructure.

7.5

Composite Score

7.1

CX Score

+67

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

31

Reviews

Foreman

Foreman

Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual servers. We give system administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premise or in the cloud.

8.6

Composite Score

9.1

CX Score

+97

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

Advanced Systems Concepts Inc

ASCI ActiveBatch

ActiveBatch offers a powerful automation engine, rich library of integrations, and intuitive workflow design for improved performance and end-to-end visibility of processes.

8.2

Composite Score

8.7

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

Cisco Systems

CISCO Data Center Automation Suite

Cisco provides automation modules that allow for assimilation at a pace that is comfortable for your organization. Start with infrastructure automation, and when you're ready, expand your capabilities to enterprise and hybrid cloud or application automation. All modules work together and are operated using a common interface, which simplifies service lifecycle management. You can trust Cisco for data center automation that gets your business where it needs to be, as fast as it needs to be there.

8.0

Composite Score

9.0

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

BCFG2

BCFG2

Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks.

7.7

Composite Score

7.7

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

75%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

VMware, Inc

vRealize Orchestrator

vRealize Orchestrator is a modern workflow automation platform that simplifies and automates complex data center infrastructure tasks. vRealize Orchestrator delivers extensibility, agility, and consistent remediation of issues.

7.5

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

Reviews

CFEngine Inc

CFEngine

CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.

6.7

Composite Score

7.2

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

70%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

BMC Software, Inc.

BMC BladeLogic Database Automation

Today’s digital enterprises rely on high performing databases to drive faster, smarter applications. BMC BladeLogic Database Automation ensures databases start off and remain highly compliant without sacrificing speed.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

BMC Software, Inc.

TrueSight Server Automation

TrueSight Server Automation allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+27

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Anuta Networks

NCX Data Centre Orchestration

NCX automates the configuration of network services across L2-L7 multi vendor physical, virtual and hybrid networks. The solution delivers virtual networks within minutes and brings new applications to the market rapidly. NCX self-service delivery avoids legacy handoffs between server and network teams resulting in lower overall OPEX.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

BMC Software

TrueSight Automation Suite

TrueSight Server Automation (formerly BladeLogic Server Automation) allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

CA Automic Workload Automation

CA Automic Workload Automation gives you the agility, speed, visibility and scalability needed to respond to the constantly changing technology landscape. It centrally manages and automates the execution of business processes end-to-end; across mainframe, cloud and hybrid environments in a way that never stops—even when doing an upgrade to the next version.

--

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

93%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

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Latest Research

5
Aug

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

Latest Research

14
Apr

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

TietoEVRY is using Ayehu NG to automate activities in applications such as SAP. SAP automation has great potential to free up resources in applications teams.

Latest Research

14
Apr

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

TietoEVRY is using Ayehu for IT automation to avoid locking in its customers. TietoEVRY is betting on its relationship building and quality of service to retain accounts.

Latest Research

14
Apr

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Ayehu is leveraging quality of service as a differentiator. Info-Tech expects that service will continue to become more important among software vendors.

Latest Research

14
Apr

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Ayehu is expanding its footprint in automation in the applications space. Info-Tech expects that automation vendors will compete based on their application automation capabilities.

Latest Research

14
Apr

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

TietoEVRY and Ayehu have announced a partnership. This partnership aligns with the strategic priorities of both companies.

Latest Research

24
Mar

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Ayehu announced that it will be collaborating with Automation Anywhere, a robotic process automation (RPA) solution provider. This collaboration is a complementary marriage of opposites with the potential to benefit both vendors.

Latest Research

8
Jan

Author: Alex Ciraco (Info-Tech)

Ansible from RedHat has steadily gained market share since its introduction and has now surpassed its two main rivals (underscoring how quickly things change in DevOps). Will Ansible push Chef and Puppet out of the open-source configuration management tool market?

Latest Research

17
Dec

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

In its latest release, Ayehu has enabled users to create custom activities. This marks a significant shift in Ayehu’s product strategy.

Latest Research

22
Nov

Author: Frank Trovato (Info-Tech)

Red Hat Ansible Automation’s latest features enable organizations to better manage and leverage existing automation playbooks, plug-ins, and modules as the depth and breadth of automation continues to expand.

Latest Research

24
Oct

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Ayehu gives users a helping hand in building workflows. The firm’s strategy aligns with a trend in the automation market, in which vendors are competing over usability and ease of implementation.

Latest Research

22
Aug

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Puppet has rolled out Remediate. This release aligns with the ongoing consolidation between IT Operations and IT Security.

Latest Research

19
Aug

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Ayehu is working to bridge the gap between IT Operations and Security Operations. We expect to see more vendor product offerings follow suit.

Latest Research

23
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Rundeck markets itself as an enabler of self-service IT operations. This marketing strategy aligns with the transition of IT operations from order-takers to engineers. But organizations must change their way of working to make self-service successful.

Latest Research

22
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Enterprise IT environments are complex – and Puppet thinks that’s not going to change anytime soon.

Latest Research

4
Jul

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

IT automation tools such as Ayehu make automating easier than ever, leaving process work as the hardest part.

Latest Research

27
Jun

Author: Frank Trovato (Info-Tech)

ConnectWise, a software provider for IT automation and management tools, has released three enhancements to streamline product management for its MSP clients.

Latest Research

15
Feb

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

On Feb. 12, Chef announced the appointment of Brian Goldfarb as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Latest Research

25
Oct

Author: Frank Trovato (Info-Tech)

Organizations will often automatically assume that payroll is among their most critical process and first priority for recovery. However, workarounds and buffers in the payroll cycle make it far less time-sensitive than most organizations think.

Latest Research

19
May

Author: Jaegi Hong (Info-Tech)

Automation is seen as the next big transformative technology that may have a global impact on an unprecedented scale. How can you, as an individual and as part of a larger organization, stay competitive and valuable by working with automation technology?

Latest Research

15
May

Author: John Sloan (Info-Tech)

Network attached file storage has been around for decades but it is having a renaissance with scale-out and software-defined technologies. In spite of a range of disruptive storage technologies, organizations continue to need ever bigger file storage buckets and NAS can fill the need.