What Advent One will Bring to your Business Through Automation
These days, disruption is everywhere. Indeed, many businesses find that their industries are quickly transforming the operational models required in order to survive long-term. An important key to adapting to these fast-changing environments is the smart use of data.
Where Automation is Vital
Many data sources are available, both internal and external, for business to leverage these days. Often, however, it’s too much for most companies to efficiently consume, store and process effectively. So, that’s where automation becomes vital. In many ways, automation is the crucial step in turning your IT infrastructure into an efficient system that can tackle the challenges of mobilising data in a business. It takes almost every tedious infrastructural challenge and solves it, seamlessly, without the need for manual handling. Advent One works with companies to design, deploy, and manage that automation.
A typical scenario is where companies deploy their Cloud infrastructure and services, then later try to add automation on top of these. The result is often fragmented systems, overcomplicated workflows, and challenges with complexity and inconsistency within the IT environment. In contrast, by building automation from the beginning, we can blueprint your infrastructure so that the various IT domains are standardised and managed in a repeatable and secure way. We can automate everything, including compute and storage provisioning, networking, cloud services, disaster recovery workflows, application deployment, and life cycle management.
Customised Automation for Your Needs
We understand that every business has different automation requirements and opportunities within their industry. Designing and implementing a unique automation architecture is the most effective way to improve your particular IT environment’s overall operation. Advent One focuses on the automation of all your critical processes, covering anything from common challenges like baselining simple configuration management, to more complex tasks like data mobility and orchestration of cloud services.
This holistic and comprehensive approach is the difference that Advent One delivers. We implement and design automation at every level in the data centre, including into and throughout the cloud.
Automation With A NetApp HCI
To automate hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) requires programmable interfaces, so Advent One chooses the most advanced HCI solution available in the market today, NetApp HCI. The NetApp solution was designed from the ground up to be 100% programmable, facilitating the rapid and repeatable deployment of the application infrastructure components that address IT imperatives, such as deploying secure, modern developer platforms or data analytics services. With comprehensive, well-documented APIs and deep integration with management and orchestration platforms, NetApp HCI can seamlessly interoperate within your environment.
Beyond the data centre, automation can even be used to provision and manage interconnection services that join and scale hybrid multi-cloud environments. Again, this mitigates the burden for IT of slow, error-prone, manual configuration when challenged with responding to rapidly evolving business needs.
With this advanced data services, interconnection, and automation solution, your IT operation will be more agile than ever, capable of rapidly deploying and serving data and applications to business services at any location you need. One of the most compelling aspects of our offering is the flexibility afforded by the comprehensive integration with the majority of technology vendors and software services available and in use today.
Orchestration – The Next Step In Automation
The journey to a fully automated hybrid cloud environment doesn’t stop with the automation platform’s rollout. We include orchestration as well. Rather than simply automating a task, we seek to optimise entire workflows and hybrid cloud data service delivery.
To assist with this, Advent One leverages NetApp Cloud Manager to provide IT with a centralised control plane to manage, monitor, and automate data services and workflows across hybrid-cloud environments. NetApp Cloud Manager includes a simple GUI to control services that orchestrate data backups, replication, recovery, compliance checks, governance, cloud cost optimisation, workspaces, and more. Supporting this, Advent One utilises powerful open-source tools like Ansible, allowing enterprises to easily and quickly design and deploy effective automation solutions throughout their hybrid cloud data fabric.
We can further improve the experience by leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) to enable fast, low-latency connectivity to the hyper-scale public clouds. As a service provider on ECX, Advent One can provide IaaS with cloud connectivity, data management, automation, and orchestration, all fully integrated. Ongoing Managed Services monitor, automate, capture, and present key performance indicators within easy to use management dashboards, ultimately improving workload performance, uptime and ensuring Advent One to deliver an unrivalled return on investment for IT and the business.
As industries and enterprises continue to combat disruption, we need to reassess where and how work gets done, further fueling innovation. Pervasive IT automation and orchestration are the difference between a company merely attempting to gather and store data, with that of a modern digital enterprise, transformed to leverage an agile, hybrid cloud data fabric and unleash real operational agility, efficiency, and gain competitive advantage.
Through the partnership with NetApp & Equinix, Advent One work with businesses to support them on their digital transformation journey. Our data management and automation suite of services frees up time and resources, reduces complexity and risk, and significantly minimises overall costs. Making greater use of your data through automation can propel your company’s market competitiveness, accelerate your innovation journey, and grow your organisation.
Find out how Advent One can create an automation and orchestration solution for your business that will realise the tailored outcomes you need to take your company to the next level.