Workload automation: Stuck in the middle


By Simon Shah, Chief Marketing Officer, Redwood Software

Your company probably doesn’t have an IT infrastructure that’s entirely reliant on legacy systems, nor one that has done away with legacy overheads altogether. What’s more likely is that you’re somewhere in the middle, with a landscape that includes multiple public and private clouds, hybrid cloud and those inescapable legacy systems on premises.

Figures given in a recent presentation at CloudHealth Connect18 in Boston by Forrester Research’s Dave Bartoletti indicate that 74% of enterprises already have a hybrid cloud environment in place – and that figure rises to 86% if you prefer the figures of Forrester Consulting. Or perhaps you think 451 Research’s prediction that 69% of organizations plan to have some sort of multi-cloud environment by 2019 is more accurate.

Whichever figure you go with, the trend is clear: hybrid and multi-cloud need to be integrated alongside legacy applications as part of the overall IT landscape. In this complex environment, managing process automation and job scheduling is a tough proposition. To do so without a significant increase in capex costs is harder still.

Redwood’s process automation platform, however, has been designed from the ground up to eliminate pain points around the management of disparate systems and processes. RunMyJobs® provides a simple, self-service view for users that gives insight into running processes, and a single, centralized management console that gives full control over all business and IT processes.

Legacy scheduler tools fall down in these distributed environments. They have trouble with economic scalability. They result in higher costs – from additional hardware requirements, increased data center capabilities, infrastructure personnel, and perpetual maintenance costs, which all add to the overhead. And then there’s the actual workload charge.

To eliminate all of this, our scheduling technology can be deployed anywhere as a service through the cloud. RunMyJobs doesn’t lead to increased capex costs and you don’t have to worry about application upgrades, patches and fixes. It’s all handled automatically as a part of the service.

Plus, instead of charges based on how complex the task is, we use a transparent model that ensures you only pay for outcomes, not complexity.  And no, we don’t count process executions that perform internal system maintenance activities, or the one that keeps track of your process executions for billing purposes. The only automation you pay for is the automation that helps you eliminate costs.

How many other process automation solutions do you know that can say that? Redwood will get you unstuck.

Categories:   Automation   Cloud   RunMyJobs  

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