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Managing the Cloud: Automation

The proliferation of cloud automation offerings has created considerable market confusion. A closer look at the significant sample of vendors already covered by The 451 Group starts to reveal some striking patterns. Automation technology can be classified into a dozen or so types – by technology, approach or the kind of problem being addressed. This report offers a preliminary taxonomy of these types, and the associated vendors. It examines the automation ecosystem, from configuration tools to physical and virtualization automation frameworks. It also covers sector M&A activity and adjacent markets.


Rachel Chalmers

Research Vice President - Infrastructure Management

CA Technologies CloudShare Puppet Labs

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