Why Automation is the Reason You Should Move to the Cloud

Faced with the prospect of having to do more with less, IT departments are eyeing the benefits of moving to a virtualization and private clouds. And while virtualization and cloud technology offer many similar benefits, the true differentiator with cloud is automation. Automation is so important, it should be the number one reason any company moves to a cloud infrastructure. The reason: A smart cloud infrastructure would automate many tasks that IT has needed to perform before new services could be available in the past. Such tasks would include building new virtual machine images and deploying these images.