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IT Automation: The Quest for Lights Out by Howie Lyke

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Automation—The Reality Check

The high-level analysis of components that are suitable for automation requires consideration of both complexity and obtainable results. Table 1-2 repeats the list of data center components, followed by unrealistic expectations (Column Two) and real, obtainable results (Column Three). The "obtainable results" column is designed to provide a baseline expectation that may be adjusted according to the resources available for investment in each automation project. Again, involve your staff in developing a high-level list of expectations for the automation of each of these components. You may eliminate some of the components ...

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