The Azure Marketplace has become the go-to online store for a huge community of Azure users. You’ll find thousands of certified applications, developer services and data— all pre-configured for Microsoft Azure. You might remember reading about RES ONE Workspace being added to the Azure Marketplace last year. Well, we’re pleased to announce that RES ONE Automation on the Azure Marketplace offers an amazing test drive experience of our powerful automation solution without putting any infrastructure in place.

Most of us have gone through the exhausting process of purchasing a car. Driving from dealership to dealership, walking around the lot to peer in at the interior, having conversations about things like gas mileage with salespeople, then finally getting taking the wheel for a test drive to get the real driving experience. Evaluating software can sometimes be just as demanding of a process.

There’s great news for those of you who want a quicker path to the driver’s seat. With the help of Microsoft Azure, we’ve simplified the evaluation process of RES ONE Automation. If you’ve been thinking about trying RES ONE Automation, this is your chance to see how easy it is to create automated IT processes that don’t require any human involvement or that can be completed in a few keystrokes and mouse-clicks.

About the test drive

The RES ONE Automation test drive in the Azure Marketplace means that you don’t need an infrastructure to maintain. Just visit the Azure Marketplace and step through the use case guide to perform three typical use cases:

  • Install applications based on processor architecture
  • Create and manage teams
  • Configure IIS

Keep in mind that the power of RES ONE Automation extends far beyond what you find in test drive, but these three use cases will give you an idea of how easy it is to use. It won’t be long before you start seeing yourself behind the wheel automating all kinds of routine or manual tasks so you can focus on more strategic projects.

RES ONE Automation makes life easier

Some of you might be wondering where RES ONE Automation fits into your environment. Our customers use RES ONE Automation to streamline management of complex hybrid environments by automating any infrastructure, cloud and workspace processes required to support and deliver IT services. You can transform manual or labor-intensive tasks into automated workflows that are all maintained in a single, easily navigated repository. The workflows can then be utilized by anyone who needs them, laying the foundation for IT as a Service.

Benefits include:

  • Eliminate the need to manually deliver services and apps
  • Mitigate the risk of human error through automation
  • Create a strong audit trail and implement versioning for compliance
  • Free up resources for projects with more strategic impact on the business

RES bridges the gap between IT and the workforce, bringing greater agility for cloud projects and automation around how and when apps and services are delivered. The scalable architecture and automation fabric provides over 300 built-in tasks and a portfolio of connectors for seamless integration with existing technology investments. For example, our Microsoft Azure Connector enables you to automate Azure resource provisioning and management. RES ONE Automation enables IT to support even the largest and complex enterprise environments without generating excessive overhead.

If you’re looking for a way to provision and de-provision services directly for the workforce and for the data center, you’ve found it. Head over to the Azure Marketplace and start your test drive today.

*Following the launch of RES ONE Enterprise on February 21, 2017, RES ONE Service Store is now RES ONE Identity Director and RES ONE Suite is now RES ONE Enterprise.