Best Workload Automation Software include:
Control-M, cPanel, VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director), ActiveBatch Workload Automation, CA Workload Automation, Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform), Dollar Universe Workload Automation (formerly CA Automic Dollar Universe), TrueSight Orchestration (formerly Atrium Orchestrator), IBM Workload Automation, and vCenter Site Recovery Manager.
Workload Automation Software Overview
What is Workload Automation Software?
Workload Automation has developed from job scheduling software for running batch processes like payroll, processing inventory levels for re-stock, credit count account processing etc.
Workload Automation Software Features & Capabilities
Ability to manage a business process from end-to-end
Central dashboard providing data on trends and forecasts
Audit trails/logging to ensure regulatory compliance
Management by exception alerts and notifications
Analysis and visualization tools to help prioritize response
Application of a broad range of enterprise applications
Evolution of Workload Automation
A large number of IT processes enabled by IT are scheduled rather than being done in real time. However, traditional time-based schedulers have been eclipsed by event-based schedulers that respond in real time to business orders instead of doing them by batch. This new breed of event-driven schedulers have necessarily evolved to include things like dynamic resource management to make sure that resources are always available to fulfill business processes as necessary.
Workload automation tools are capable of handling event-based scheduling and resource management across a complex amalgam of applications, databases and architectures, both physical and virtual.
One of the biggest benefits of a comprehensive workload automation tool is that it replaces the jumble of application-specific schedulers. It also provides IT administrators with a single enterprise-wide view of workload requirements across the enterprise. This enterprise-wide view allows administrators to plan for business events like marketing promotions that might otherwise overwhelm IT system resources.