Automated Infrastructure Management for Network Resilience

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Clients and end-users expect 24/7 access to digital services, but threats like ransomware and global political instability make it harder than ever to ensure continuous business operations. However, human error remains one of the biggest risks to business continuity, as illustrated by a misconfiguration that caused a recent McDonald’s outage. Despite the risk, many organizations must make do with lean IT teams and limited technology budgets, increasing the likelihood that an overworked engineer will make a mistake that brings down critical services.

Automated infrastructure management reduces human intervention in workflows such as device configurations, software updates, and environmental monitoring. Automation improves network resilience by mitigating the risk of errors and making it easier to recover from failures. 

How does infrastructure automation improve network resilience?

Network resilience is the ability to withstand or recover from adversity, service degradation, and complete outages with minimal business disruption. Automated infrastructure management improves resilience in three key ways:

It reduces the risk of human error in configurations and updates, It catches environmental issues missed by human engineers, and It accelerates recovery by streamlining infrastructure rebuilds after failures and attacks

Let’s examine some of the infrastructure automation

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