A modern IT system cannot be managed without automation. It is a resource intensive enterprise. Automation helps avoid the risks associated with manual processes. Computer systems and software programs require an automated configuration management system to keep everything functioning smoothly at all times. This system has several components for storage, networking, software and servers. The goal is to maintain all such systems in the required state.
This system is managed with automation to improve efficiency and eliminate the risks of manual errors present with manual configuration. More targets can be managed with fewer resources. It enables to scale up software systems and infrastructure without increasing the administrative staff. It has controller to configure the nodes based on given instructions. Its automation framework feature allows the administrator to write provisioning scripts. It keeps track of the states of resources, preventing any repetition of tasks that have been already executed. There are many other such features that make it a valuable tool for managing a large IT system.