Automation is King. The monotonous tasks humans plod through on a daily basis can be replaced by zeros and ones. So why do we waste time repeating ourselves, when an Ansible Playbook can git’er done? While the human in you hits the snooze button (or in reality, deals with life’s complex issues, such as accelerating business, nurturing culture, and pleasing stakeholders).
The toolchain associated with DevOps is focused on CI/CD pipelines as the end game. Making automation pervasive and consistent using a common language across both classic and cloud-native IT is key. Ansible Tower from Red Hat allows configurations to be expressed as “playbooks” in a data format that can be read by both humans and machines, making them easy to interact with. Automation aims to eliminates the human aspect associated with repetitive tasks. Codifying such tasks with Ansible documents them and ensures that they’re performed correctly, securely, and repeatedly across any modern platform.
Ansible Tower is the glue that connects many DevOps focused tools such as code repositories (GitHub!), container development (OpenShift!), configuration management (Ansible again!?!), and CI/CD (Jenkins!). The flexibility and ease-of-use of Ansible Tower welcomes both mature DevOps processes, as well as green customers dipping their toes in the automation pool. From operational solutions in network automation, to fully secured CI/CD pipelines, Ansible Tower plays a role.
Join Arctiq and Red Hat as we explore real world use cases of Ansible Tower , and integration with key open source tooling, in Arctiq’s typical “technology-first” style:
- Using Ansible to automate the lifecycle of self service environments
- Ansible for Operations - including Network Automation
- Multi-platform support (Ansible loves Windows!)
- The master Automator - getting creative with Ansible Tower