Automation

Simplify cloud management with process automation

Save time while lowering overhead costs

Now you can automate all those frequent, time-consuming and error-prone cloud management tasks. Azure Automation helps you focus more of your time on work that adds business value. By reducing errors and boosting efficiency, it can also help 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 third-party applications. The Automation Runbook Gallery puts samples, utilities and scenario runbooks at your fingertips, so that you can get your automation tasks up and running quickly. The Runbook Gallery lets you browse and import runbooks to your Automation account without ever having to leave the Azure portal.

Integrate with the services that you depend on

Automation runbooks work with Web Apps in Azure App Service, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Storage, Azure SQL Database and other popular Azure services. You can also 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 Desired State Configurations (DSC), import DSC resources and generate DSC node configurations, all in the cloud. With Azure Automation DSC, you can easily and reliably monitor and automatically update machine configuration across physical and virtual machines, Windows or Linux, in the cloud or on premises.

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App Service

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