Leveraging PowerShell Automation in the Cloud

ipswitchThese days, just about every CIO, IT manager and IT professional has his head in the cloud. Organizations have found that offloading various utilitarian services to the cloud allows them to focus more on delivering business value rather than just keeping the lights on. As part of this cloud transition, it’s important to realize that even though you can’t see a system it still needs to be managed. Let’s talk about PowerShell automation.

When deploying services to the cloud, whether it be a simple Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering or Platform as a Service (PaaS), companies still need to focus on automation. Microsoft, Amazon and Google offload a lot of work but not everything. Let’s focus on one way to manage resources in the cloud with PowerShell.

Most (if not all) cloud vendors support PowerShell to manage their services. They do this by providing PowerShell modules which are built to interact with their underlying APIs. Companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google all have PowerShell modules. They provide these modules because many IT professionals use PowerShell to automate tasks in their organizations.

Getting started with PowerShell automation in the cloud is easy. Let’s briefly cover what it takes to get a PowerShell module for each cloud vendor downloaded, installed and working for each of these major cloud vendors…

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Adam Bertram

Chief Automator at Adam the Automator, LLC
Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 powershell.org PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.You can find Adam here on the blog or on Twitter at @adbertram.

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