Balancing constant change with legacy IT investments in the public sector
Public sector organizations must balance citizen demand for more personalized services with evolving regulations and security concerns. Organizations must manage existing IT configurations while simultaneously adopting new infrastructure to streamline operations and increase efficiency.
To overcome these challenges, public sector organizations are pursuing digital transformation efforts, including automating manual IT processes and deploying modern application platforms that adapt easily to changing requirements.
Enterprise automation solutions like Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform can help the public sector support their digital transformation journeys with a consistent foundation for improving existing processes. Ansible Automation Platform features an easy-to-use engine with human-readable playbooks that automate provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and intra-service orchestration across on-premise and cloud environments.
Optimizing resources and processes to innovate at scale—with less risk
Managing technology change is key to delivering services that support everything from citizens’ life to military events. Reducing process complexity and streamlining organization-wide business operations requires:
- Standardizing infrastructure and resources to improve visibility and resource management.
- Simplifying processes and tasks—including service requests, provisioning, and life-cycle management—across environments.
- Improving team collaboration by adopting common, easy-to-use management and automation tools to improve team collaboration.
Automation helps unify new and existing IT resources into an optimized, manageable environment, including:
- High-performance infrastructure with increased visibility, consolidated management, and greater flexibility.
- Collaborative design optimization and integration between hardware and software to improve workload density and resource use.
- Repeatable processes to reduce manual work. Using automation, you can accomplish more with your existing infrastructure, so your staff can focus on strategic projects that deliver more customer value.
Additionally, IT automation helps public sector organizations adopt innovative application platforms with less risk by:
- Scaling applications to meet unpredictable adoption and traffic trends and deliver the best possible citizen experience.
- Using continuous monitoring, reporting, and remediation capabilities to help ensure compliance with government standards and policies.
- Supporting DevOps practices and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) approaches to build and deliver applications that enhance digital interactions with your citizens.
Rather than bulk delivery, we are able to deliver incrementally, and we no longer frustrate users with significant downtime during working hours.
Using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform for security-focused management at scale
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a simple, agentless IT automation technology that provides modules and roles specifically created for integration with security vendors and solutions, such as:
- Splunk Enterprise Security for security information and event management (SIEM).
- Snort intrusion detection and prevention.
- Check Point enterprise firewall solutions.
Red Hat products are vendor-agnostic, enterprise open source solutions that provide a stable foundation for both legacy and emerging technologies. This balanced approach supports evolving IT environments through adoption of industry-leading technology without replacing critical legacy applications and processes. Ansible Automation Platform helps public sector teams manage integration and orchestration of security tasks and processes across devices, platforms, and vendors.
With an approach combining people, processes, and tools, Red Hat delivers a high-performance, automated environment to help the public sector with digital transformation.
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