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The market for data center automation can be a confusing mix of terminology and technologies. In this report Ovum looks at the maturity model used to identify the different stages of automation adoption and exactly what aspects of data center automation seven of the leading vendor solutions cover.


  • The level of adoption of automation technologies depends on the organizational maturity.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover how to assess the currently maturity level of an organization in terms of its use of automation technologies.
  • Learn how seven of the leading vendor solutions are addressing this complex market

Key questions answered

  • What are the key elements of data center automation, and how can these be applied to any organization?
  • What are the different stages of data center automation that organizations go through on their journey to become more efficient and effective in data center operations?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

The level of adoption of automation technologies depends on the organizational maturity

  • Ovum’s automation maturity model
  • Automated batch processing
  • Event-led workload automation
  • Intelligent workload automation
  • Complete operational automation
  • Cloud automation
  • Integrated business automation

Market analysis shows automation is critical to delivering solutions to business challenges

  • Operational efficiency is a major business challenge in 2016

Analysis of the leading vendor solutions identifies different approaches to deployment and messaging

  • BMC Control-M, Atrium, and BladeLogic provide separate solutions for the different types of automation
  • CA Technologies Automation Suite for data centers enables existing and new infrastructure to be optimized to meet demand
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) suite of automation products covers the entire lifecycle approach
  • Microsoft Azure Automation provides a single solution for on-premise and cloud workload automation
  • Stonebranch Universal Automation Center provides an integrated CMDB
  • VMTurbo introduces an innovative approach to automation that provides the transition to higher levels of maturity
  • VMware vRealize Automation offers management flexibility from a single solution


  • Author

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