How Amazon Alexa Could Have Control Over Data Centers
You can already ask #Amazon #Echo with digital assistant Alexa for a weather report or to order a pizza delivery. But in the not-so-distant future, an IT professional will also be able to use Alexa (or Google Assistant, for that matter) to provision servers or storage in the cloud. There are already test cases online. One video from a local #AmazonWebServices (AMZN, +1.35%) meet-up in Michigan last March demonstrates how IT professionals could use Alexa to control AWS deployments, re-deploying a given workload from one AWS region to another, or requesting a company’s current AWS bill. More recently, storage player Tintri posted a video showing how an IT pro can use Alexa to provision storage—as in telling the storage system how much disk space to allocate to a specific job.