RagingWire hosts robotic process automation meet-ups

Almost 20 years ago, RagingWire Data Centers was founded to create enterprise-grade data center solutions, helping to drive momentum in what was soon to become a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Now RagingWire is working to build knowledge in an emerging technology: robotic process automation (RPA). RPA is a new form of business process automation technology based on the notion of software robots or artificial intelligence (AI) workers.

RagingWire hosts the monthly meetings of the DFWRPA community. These free sessions are held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at RagingWire’s TX1 Data Center facility in Garland.

The mission of the group is to educate, empower and raise awareness about automation in the DFW community, according to the group’s chairman, Rameshwar Balangu, who is senior manager of enterprise architecture at RagingWire. From developers to architects to c-suite executives, DFWRPA members are interested in accelerating their career and improving process efficiency through a combination of new technologies.

In traditional workflow automation tools, a software developer produces a list of actions to automate a task and interface to the back-end system using internal application programming interfaces (APIs) or dedicated scripting language. In contrast, RPA systems develop the action list by watching the user perform that task in the application's graphical user interface (GUI), and then perform the automation by repeating those tasks directly in the GUI. This can lower the barrier to use of automation in products that might not otherwise feature APIs for this purpose.

RPA tools have strong technical similarities to graphical user interface testing tools. These tools also automate interactions with the GUI, and often do so by repeating a set of demonstration actions performed by a user. RPA tools differ from such systems by including features that allow data to be handled in and between multiple applications, for instance, receiving email containing an invoice, extracting the data, and then typing that into a bookkeeping system.

RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability, high-density power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and superior customer service. The company has 245MW of critical IT load spread across 2 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and Sacramento and Silicon Valley in Northern California with significant growth plans in these locations and other top North American data center markets.

As part of the NTT Communications group, RagingWire is one of the largest wholesale data center providers in the world with a global network of data centers in over 20 countries and regions operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcenter™ brand and one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry. For more information visit www.ragingwire.com.

RagingWire's Dallas TX1 Data Center, recognized as one of the "most beautiful data centers in the world,” is a 230,000-square foot, 16 megawatt facility. TX1 represents the first building of RagingWire’s 42-acre data center campus development, which is planned to contain more than a million square feet of data center space and 144 megawatts of critical IT load at full build out. The campus is directly connected to a dense fiber network with many major telecom and cloud providers, and fed with dual, redundant power feeds.

Register here for the meetings.