Cloud automation solutions enable IT admins and Cloud engineers to automate manual processes and speed up the delivery of infrastructure resources. The modern way of managing resources automatically using code has produced numerous cloud automation tools, each catering to various use cases and technical abilities.

The best cloud automation solutions for 2024 will offer a comprehensive suite of capabilities that covers the entire lifecycle of cloud resource deployment and management. The best cloud automation solutions will also be deeply integrated with public cloud provider APIs, such as the one provided by Atlantic.Net.

This article will explore the key features and capabilities the best cloud automation solutions must offer to succeed in 2024.

1. Hashicorp Terraform

Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as code tool created by HashiCorp. Terraform can manage practically any cloud resource from any provider, including the Atlantic.Net API. In addition, its cloud-agnostic capabilities allow cloud engineers to develop, manage and delete infrastructure components such as instances, storage volumes, networks, and web applications.

Terraform is hugely popular, free to use, and capable of managing anything that uses an API. There is a steep learning curve to master Terraform, but it empowers users to create complex infrastructure at scale in a controlled and auditable environment.

2. Kubernetes (K8s)

Kubernetes is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to deploy cloud resources at scale. As a result, many providers are offering Kubernetes-managed services that help to remove the technical complexity of using K8s. A Kubernetes cluster is a logical collection of Kubernetes objects typically made up of nodes with a minimum of 1 worker and a control plane. K8s provides the capability to schedule and run containers across a group of machines, instances, or virtual machines. Clusters can be run locally, in the Cloud, or span both on-premise and offsite, making them highly flexible and dynamic.

3. CloudBolt

CloudBolt is a hybrid cloud management platform designed to make it easy for enterprise users to unify orchestration and accelerate their hybrid cloud strategies. The software is simple, powerful, and includes access to resources through its self-service catalog. In addition, it has over 200 special plug-ins that can easily integrate with existing technologies, including DevOps tools, container orchestrators, infrastructure-as-code tools, and more.

Some of the features of Cloudbolt include self-service IT, hypervisor management, and cost transparency – so users know exactly how much they spend on their technology stack. Other notable benefits of CloudBolt include its extensibility to future as well as legacy technology, support for multiple languages making it easier for global enterprises seeking localization, capabilities across different regions/languages, and continuous infrastructure testing which ensures optimal performance.

4. Cloudify

Cloudify is an open-source toolset and orchestration platform that supports many cloud providers. Its core features allow businesses to deploy, automate, and manage the application platforms; this includes cloud migration capabilities. As a result, Cloudify gives businesses an easy transition to cloud-native, public-cloud, and edge architecture. In addition, it automates their existing infrastructure, enabling them to create and pull new services.

5. Morpheus

The Morpheus data company is a rapidly growing cloud company that provides an extensive range of cloud automation solutions. These include middleware that deploys infrastructure, containers, and Kubernetes clusters, provides self-service provisioning of cloud resources, and a role-based governance toolset to encapsulate the service. Essentially they provide all the components to build your Hybrid-Cloud hosting solution. Licensing is expensive, but the solution is compelling, especially for small and medium-sized managed service providers.

6. Salt Stack

The Salt project is a large-scale, open-source community-supported infrastructure management toolset. It’s great for multitasking and was founded on the principle that high-speed communication with large numbers of systems can open up new capabilities. It works similarly to tools like Ansible. What makes Salt stand out is the speed of managing many resources; it’s really quick! Perfect if you manage multiple servers, whether Linux, Solaris, AIX, or Windows.

Why Care About Cloud Automation?

There’s no escaping from automation – the technology is here to stay. Being productive and efficient in today’s multi-platform, agile, and customer-oriented nature is expected. Technology is moving faster than ever, and those with cloud automation skills have a natural advantage. Cloud solutions have changed everything, and there’s no reason not to take advantage of them in your business operations.

Ready to Find Out More?

Atlantic.Net is ready to help you integrate the best cloud automation solution into your managed service. Our global data centers stand ready to host your next project. With various certifications, such as SOC 2 and SOC 3, HIPAA, and HITECH, with 24x7x365 support, monitoring, and world-class data center infrastructure, we are here to help you achieve the next level in your VPS hosting journey.

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