Automation: Automation makes it easy to expand existing infrastructure with the same operating systems and software versions. The installation of a new host runs automatically without having to access the host directly.
This saves both time and resources and frees your IT teams for more valuable work.
Standardization: Hosts can always be set up in the same way and, in conjunction with lifecycle management, have the same software and package status.
Another goal of automated host deployments is to control the central deployment of host from a single location without the need for direct access to the relevant host.
This makes complex IT environments easier to understand and to audit.
Reproducibility: For a reproducible infrastructure, the rolling out of hosts is standardized and automated in conjunction with their lifecycle management.
Automated and standardized processes can be repeated and always deliver the same result.
This helps your both for testing and error handling as well as for disaster recovery.