Companies are moving to much larger scale deployments of automation products, and we encounter more and more cross-platform environments. We’ve also heard your requests to add support for automations triggered by certain events, such as an email arriving in the inbox, or a file added to SharePoint.
UiPath is now previewing a new type of robot that’s ideally suited to such scenarios: Automation Cloud Robot - Serverless!
Serverless Cloud Robots enable organizations to run large numbers of simple, cross-platform, triggered workflows, on behalf of individual automation users - all in the UiPath Automation Cloud. It’s a Linux-based SaaS robot that instantly runs multiple API or web-based jobs concurrently, with no configuration required.
As part of our larger move to allow for more cross-platform automation, UiPath recently announced the release of Studio Web, a browser-based automation development tool, for users who wish to start automating processes across online applications and tools such as GSuite, Office 365, IT infrastructure platforms, and more.
Serverless Cloud Robots are a valuable companion to Studio Web, allowing you to take the automations built in the browser and run them instantly, with no additional installation or configurations.
To find out more about Studio Web and the types of automations you can build in the browser, check out the Studio Web release announcement.
- Web Browser UI Automation Support: Ability to use UI Automation activities with a Chromium based browser
- Multiple robot sizes: The current preview only offers a single size of robot. We will be introducing multiple size robots which will be automatically selected by default based on the needs of your process with the ability to explicitly set if needed
- Unit Based Licensing: We plan to introduce unit based licensing for Serverless Cloud Robots, which are consumed by the minute based on the size of the Robot used. For example, a 4GB Robot will consume twice as many units per minute as a 2GB Robot
- Enterprise support: We will be opening up the Preview and then GA to Enterprises, including support, in all Enterprise regions. We are also previewing another type of Automation Cloud Robot - VM with enterprise customers. VM Cloud Robots are designed to take almost any existing unattended workload to the Automation Cloud and are configurable for enterprise needs.
If you have any questions about how Serverless Cloud Robots work, or want to find out more details, you can always refer to our documentation. You can see how to enable unattended robots on your account, and how to add a Serverless Cloud Robot to your tenant.
Please share with us your first experience with Serverless Cloud Robots and what they have empowered you to run. Our product team appreciates your feedback and will consider it in future product releases.