Linux as an Automation Host
Feb 24, 2012, 07:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Ken Hess
for this link. ]
"Automation is a perennial technical buzzword among System
Administrators (SAs) and in management circles alike. Business
owners and managers demand automation with the thought that it will
save ?man hours? and possibly decrease the need for a full
technical staff. System Administrators realize that this is not the
case nor is staff reduction the inevitable result of automation.
The bad news is that the purpose of automation isn?t to reduce
staff numbers. The good news is that there are several reasons for
automation that make it a worthwhile pursuit."