Automation

Simplify cloud management with process automation

Save time and lower overhead costs

Automate all of those frequent, time-consuming and error-prone cloud management tasks. Azure Automation helps you focus on work that adds business value. By reducing errors and boosting efficiency, it also helps to lower your operational costs.

Use our PowerShell workflows or create your own

In Automation, Windows PowerShell scripts and workflows (known as runbooks) help you to work smarter by handling the creation, deployment, monitoring and maintenance of Azure resources and partner applications. The Azure Automation Runbook Gallery puts samples, utilities and scenario runbooks at your fingertips, so that you can get your automation tasks up and running quickly. Use the Runbook Gallery to browse and import runbooks to your Automation account without leaving the Azure portal

Integrate with the services that you depend on

Automation runbooks work with the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Storage, Azure SQL Database and other popular Azure services. Use them with any service that offers public Internet APIs. Easy-to-read dashboard charts and log records make runbooks easier to monitor.

Deliver more reliable services, faster

By efficiently handling processes that span tools, systems and department silos, 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.

Get easier configuration management in the cloud

Author and manage PowerShell configurations, import configuration resources and generate node configurations, all in the cloud. Use Azure Configuration Management to monitor and automatically update machine configuration across physical and virtual machines, Windows or Linux, in the cloud or on premises.

Related products and services

Virtual Machines

Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in seconds

SQL Database

Managed, relational SQL Database as a service

App Service

Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile

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