Lab Administration Automation Applications
Lab administrators must perform many tasks to support their parent organization, lab users, and operational requirements of the lab. Automation is a great way for lab administrators to get tasks done efficiently, quickly, accurately and consistently. Each administration automation project can be considered a separate application. This paper is a catalogue of lab applications which can be automated for the benefit of lab users, administrators and the entire organization.
This Lab Administration Automation Applications white paper applies to a wide variety of lab types, lab administration processes and resource types including:
Labs which are single special-purpose labs such as:
Ideation labs used by engineers and scientists for research
Development labs used by development and QA staff for testing of new and changed products and services
Production labs used by manufacturing
Deployment labs used by new product release introduction.
Support labs used by customer support and sales staff and customers
Multi-purpose self-service labs shared by large diverse groups of users and uses
Labs that are hosted in any facilities whether they are private labs, data-center facilities, or any form of private/public/hybrid cloud, or a mixture of those facilities
Labs with resources that are physical, virtualized or a mixture of physical or virtualized