The cloud offers many benefits to a company’s modern application development process. One of the most significant benefits is the ability to automate critical actions that traditionally have required manual steps.
Automation is perhaps the single most significant advantage of using the cloud. Cloud architects thrive in their roles by taking advantage of automation wherever feasible.
What are some of the common cloud automation techniques that are central to a cloud architect’s job? Here are five operations that every cloud architect should strive to automate when designing, building, and deploying cloud-hosted applications.
Automation #1. Scaling
Automated scaling is the most fundamental and essential to using the cloud. Whether we are talking about auto-scaling server resources or the elastic scaling built into cloud-native services such as Amazon S3 and DynamoDB, scaling is an essential part of the cloud. Building a scalable infrastructure is one of the core reasons why people move to the cloud in the first place.
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