Effective automation lays a foundation for building more agile IT and business operations. Improved operational reliability is an important benefit, and itís surpassed by the opportunity automation creates for greater innovation and better-aligned infrastructure investment. Automation with hybrid cloud gives development teams the resources they need without worrying about scheduling delays or capacity constraints. Once this automation is in place, new capabilities or technologies can be seamlessly added to new automation policies. This simplicity can enable greater efficiency, energize IT teams to do more and deliver real competitive advantages.