What is Zero Touch Deployment?

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Zero Touch Provisioning is exactly what its name suggests – it supports onboarding and provisioning. No need for technicians to manually configure new equipment. Imagine shipping a new device to the end user, all they have to do is turn on the device and enter their account certificate. Everything on the device is automatically set up and configured according to policies that are in place, including all the necessary applications they need.

The benefits of zero-touch provisioning are not limited to a few industries or use cases for large deployments. It saves them a lot of hassle even for organizations with a relatively small number of devices that may be deployed if they can update the config remotely, that’s the way to go. If you don’t choose the zero-touch deployment option, it can extend service time and poor customer experience. When the activation process for a product involves too many manual touchpoints, this leaves more room for errors and later troubleshooting.

Zero-touch deployment is useful when you want to deploy new updates quickly.

Compared to these other deployment methods, zero-touch is clearly the easiest for IT. But some cases are not appropriate – especially if the device is not owned by the organization, if it is already in use, or if it is shared across multiple users, no one is ultimately responsible for this. In these cases, zero-touch is not the solution. But it’s ideal for new employees, especially those working remotely.

Zero-touch deployment software for developers.

By implementing secure DevOps and Kubernetes on Azure, you can balance speed and security and deploy the code to scale faster. Build guardrails around the development process using CI/CD with dynamic policy control and by continuously monitoring the acceleration feedback loop. Deploy quickly with Azure Pipelines while ensuring enforcement key policies for Azure Policy. Azure provides real-time observability for your build and release pipelines, and the ability to easily apply compliance audits and reconfigurations.

Zero-touch deployment software for IT professionals.

Once you have a solid device management system and a good single sign-on (SSO) tool, you have once a zero-touch strategy is addressed, IT will likely no longer need to be directly involved with device’s mission. You can develop a system that allows HR to initiate a new purchasing identity process devices are ordered and shipped directly to the end user, everything else happens in the background. Sure, IT builds and monitors the system, but it doesn’t take hands-on time to get a new employee’s machine up and running. This is the potential future of device deployment.