Now you can automate all those frequent, time-consuming, and error-prone cloud management tasks. Azure Automation helps you spend more of your time focused on work that adds business value. By reducing errors and boosting efficiency, it can also help lower your operational costs.
In Azure Automation, Windows PowerShell workflows—or runbooks—help you work smarter by handling the creation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of Azure resources and third-party applications. Leveraging the Automation Runbook Gallery, putting existing samples, utilities, and scenario runbooks right at your fingertips, you can get up and running quickly with your automation tasks. The Runbook Gallery allows you to browse and import runbooks to your Automation account without ever having to leave the Azure Management Portal.
Automation runbooks work with Websites, Virtual Machines, Storage, SQL Server, and other popular Azure services. You can also use them with any service offering public Internet APIs. Easy-to-read dashboard charts and log records make runbooks easier to monitor.
By efficiently handling processes that span tools, systems, and department silos, Azure Automation lets you deliver services faster and more consistently. It’s highly reliable and you can create checkpoints to resume your workflow after unexpected errors, crashes, and network issues.