As a result there is a rapid adoption of the cloud computing model where resources can be deployed on-demand in a self-service manner. Cloud computing provides the tools to automate resource deployment, which frees IT organizations from the manual processes that take up so much time today. The automated spin up of virtual servers and storage is a well-established process in cloud computing platforms. Automation of the network on the other hand has been lagging behind.
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