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Technology failures are to be expected, automation is the answer.

It's been over a decade since Marc Andreesen made his famous statement: "software is eating the world". In a recent talk to the Scottish Continuity Group, Solutions Architect Alasdair Hodge reflected on this statement in the light of the accelerated digitisation of business and business processes: 

Software hasn't only eaten the world, it's come back for seconds too.

IT estates have evolved on a hybrid model, with increasing complexity, interconnectedness and interdependence. 

As noted by Alasdair in his talk, one challenge faced by those managing these estates is resilience. With such complex architectures to oversee, it is important to recognise that technologies will fail; what is needed is for workloads and applications to be continually managed. But how can you do this effectively?


In line with the ITIL® 4 principle of "automate where possible", the automation of failure detection and recovery is a must. This can only be achieved by tooling which can operate across both on-premises and external environments, managing your Hybrid estate and enabling the automation of workloads 'at the right time, using the right technology, in the right location, for the right price’.

Gartner have recently announced a new product category which meets this need - the Digital Platform Conductor tool. Digital Platform Conductors go beyond solving the resilience problem; they are a solution to the complexity crisis many large organisations are facing.

You can learn more about DCP's and their benefits in our handy infographic, downloadable below.

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Watch the full talk, including a live demo!

You can see Alasdair in action, including a live demo of Cloudsoft AMP, in the video below. If you'd like to speak to Alasdair to discuss how Cloudsoft AMP can transform your hybrid IT management, book a slot in his diary here.

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