Workload Automation

What Does Workload Automation Mean?

Workload automation is the process of managing and automating various business processes and transactions, notably in virtual and cloud environments. It provides enterprises with a platform where they can centrally manage the execution of all business processes across different systems such as mainframes, clusters, distributed, virtual and cloud environments. This reduces the turnaround time for various workflows as it helps prevent and remove errors and delays from end-to-end business processes.


Techopedia Explains Workload Automation

Workload automation, at its very core, is just a background IT process that can automate any number of business systems in order to reduce response times, cut costs and improve overall efficiency. The process is varied, from a simple closed job scheduling algorithm to a robust and smart workflow management system that touches every aspect of an organization’s IT.

A workload automation system acts as a single point of control that adds a new level of efficiency to the planning, execution and monitoring of various asynchronous applications that run in a complex, diverse and distributed IT environment. This is especially important since businesses have moved on from the management of single applications for business workflows to more complex, multi-user and multi-disciplinary IT systems that link back and forth to connect desktop, mobile, mainframe and cloud deliveries. This allows for rapid growth in terms of scope and breadth of business processes as well as for the management of different systems with complex and varied workloads.


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