Low Barriers + Low Code: The Keys to Infrastructure Automation
By Nichaela Williams
We’re kicking off 2021 strong and appreciate your continued readership in our Q1 blog series! Infrastructure automation is what we do and we’re optimistic that this six-part series (each post representing a letter in our name “P-L-I-A-N-T”) will bring clarity to questions around where to start to gain new IT efficiencies within your organization, which tools might be right for you to streamline delivery, and how to maximize your ROI in new tools.
We’re moving on to “L” so sit back, relax, and let’s talk about the value of our low code platform.
Writing a program isn’t supposed to be as hard as deciphering a secret message hidden in the dark behind a combination lock. So why make it so? Nearly 40% of IT professionals across silos report that writing the code to automate at the API-level is their biggest challenge. At Pliant, we make it easy to simplify, streamline, and secure your team’s operations so you can focus on more value-add projects. Read on to learn how.
In this post:
Low Barriers to Entry
Low Code Platform
The Next Step
Low Barriers to Entry
The learning curve in writing automation can be a challenge. We see this often when IT-team leaders come to us looking for a better way. Reducing barriers to entry when it comes to implementing infrastructure automation is key, so it’s one of our top priorities. We’ve abstracted thousands of vendor APIs to create intelligent action blocks allowing users to drag-and-drop blocks, rather than writing and rewriting lines of code. This makes Pliant both easier to use and to learn.
Furthermore, citizen developers are able to build consistent, meaningful automation across platforms, services, and applications in minutes — all from a single platform. This maximizes value across the entire technology stack in one place. In addition to this, the Pliant platform was built with a simple user interface, providing users with ROI dashboards that serve up the information needed to make informed decisions in an intuitive manner.
Low Code Automation Tools
As we mentioned above, we’ve turned hundreds of thousands of API calls into action blocks that users can easily manipulate using our automation canvas to build desired automation in minutes. These precoded action blocks each represent hundreds, if not thousands, of lines of handwritten code. This allows you to skip the tedious process of “cracking the code” or writing all of these lines of code by hand. Additionally, Pliant provides authentication schemes so that you can just provide the pertinent information. Because of this, citizen developers do not have to do script-writing by hand and can simply use our blocks to build and deploy automation faster. This system saves you time and energy by consolidating code into simple, automatically returned parameters that you fill in as you add action blocks to program flows.
Not only does Pliant consolidate the code in a flow, but we also have a built-in debugger, making those inevitable moments when a bit of code goes awry easy to remedy. All of these features and more work together to make our Low Code-No Code interface the most intuitive and most productive system for you and your team to use.
For more information on Pliant and its benefits on productivity levels, please see here.
Your IT Automation Strategy: The Next Step
Fact: your time is important. If you’re thinking about automating your digital world with Pliant, you already know this to be true. Low Barriers + Low Code = Faster Time to Automation, so why not take the first step with Pliant today?