What is Robotic Process Automation

What is Robotic Process Automation

What is Robotic Process Automation and why you should consider it for your Business

Robotic Process Automation is productivity software that sits on top of existing systems and performs manual, repetitive and rule-based activities traditionally performed by individuals by:

  • Emulating a person by executing manual, repetitive tasks in existing applications;
  • Makes decisions based on set rules;
  • Integrates and updates seamlessly with other applications.         

The technology has numerous advantages:

  • Optimize labor costs and increase capacity;
  • Increase speed, accuracy (100%) and availability (24hours a day, 365 days a year) of your labor force;
  • Improve compliance, controls and auditability;
  • Deliver business intelligence without the need to invest in dedicated software;
  • Enhance employee morale by removing tedious repetitive tasks from their day.

Start your Automation Process by sending an email to rpa@go2cloud.co.za

New Features

New Features

Management machines now run on Debian 8

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) vulnerabilities fixes using the CVE List. CVE helps because it provides a standardised identifier for a given vulnerability or exposure. Knowing this common identifier allows you to quickly and accurately access information about the problem across multiple information sources that are compatible.

Upgraded to Python 3.6.4

For the API which has a significant improvement in API Stability.

Automated Backups

In the drives and folder settings page, users can now set automated backup policies (backup every X amount of days, keep up to X amount of copies) and backups are taken (and old ones removed) automatically.

User Notes

Control panel support for user notes on virtualisation objects such as servers/drives/folders.

Remote Image Pulling

Drives can now be created by inputting the URL of an .iso file. The system will pull (and verify the checksum) of the image.

Microsoft Server 2016 is now fully supported

  • Containers

Microsoft is working closely with the Docker development team to bring Docker-based containers to Windows Server. Until now, containers have existed almost entirely in the Linux/UNIX open-source world. This allows you to isolate applications and services in an agile, easy-to-administer way. Windows Server 2016 offers two different types of containerised Windows Server instances.

  • Linux Secure Boot

Secure Boot is part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification that protects a server’s start-up environment against the injection of rootkits or other assorted boot-time malware.

  • The Resilient File System

The Resilient File System (ReFS) has been a long time coming in Windows Server. In Windows Server 2016, we finally have a stable version. ReFS is intended as a high-performance, high-resiliency file system intended for use with Storage Spaces Direct (discussed next in this article) and Hyper-V workloads.

Solid State Drives

Available on the management console.

  • In terms of read IOPS per watt, an SDD has up to an astonishing 179,500 percent advantage over an HDD.
  • SD can access memory addresses much faster than the HDD can move drive heads. This dramatically higher performance places SSD in the ideal position for high IOPs. Top performance storage tiers frequently use only SSD, although a storage tier one step down may combine high performance SSD with a high performing 15RPM HDD.
  • SSDs are ideal for high performance processing, whether they reside in an all-flash array or in hybrid storage arrays. They clearly top HDD in performance. Companies typically reserve SSDs for high performance applications.
Ways to protect your business from Ransomware

Ways to protect your business from Ransomware

 Strong backup and disaster recovery plan

Make sure your backup system is up-to-date, secure and running. Use the 3-2-1 rule. Keep three backups of your data, on two different storage types, and at least one backup offsite.

Proactive antivirus system
The antivirus that comes with your operating system typically is not enough protection. Especially for ransomware. These apps don’t use real-time detection or scanning. The best antivirus detects and learns from malicious activity, giving you the most real-time protection possible. Use reputable antivirus software and a firewall.


Control Panel Enhancements 3 of 3

The third instalment in our series on the latest updates to the Go2Cloud Control Panel is around some enhancements to changing some of your server settings (namely CPU and Firewall) while the server is still running.

While our platform offers complete flexibility and scalability of your servers, there was often a need to restart your server for some of those changes to take effect.

We are continually working to improve the real-time scalability of the platform and have introduced 2 new updates. (more…)

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