With Ansible, IT admins can begin automating away the drudgery from their daily tasks and so free up time to focus on more valuable business efforts. Ansible is the most popular open source automation tool on GitHub today with more than a quarter million downloads per month. It’s also the first human-readable automation language that can be read and written across IT. No matter where you are in the organization, or how technical - Ansible gives you a common language to describe your IT infrastructure. No time to experiment yourself? Let us help you get jumpstarted and contact us.
Ansible open source
When rolling out datacenter deployments, you need a tool that can provision everything you need and work with the infrastructure you have. Ansible’s extensive library of built-in modules, plus its easy extensibility allows you to use the same simple playbook language not just for configuring your servers, but also for your networks, firewalls, and more. Ansible’s library of cloud support makes it easy to provision instances, networks, and more wherever you need.
Ansible configurations are simple data descriptions of your infrastructure (both human-readable and machine-parsable) - ensuring everyone on your team will be able to understand the meaning of each configuration task. New team members will be able to quickly dive in and make an impact. Existing team members can get work done faster - freeing up cycles to attend to more critical and strategic work instead of configuration management.
Ansible gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system.
Docker Containers with Ansible
Are you thinking of using Docker containers? It’s probably because it's difficult to deploy applications across a heterogeneous infrastructures and clouds. With different operating systems, hardware and hypervisors. A container abstracts application code and all its dependencies into a single image that can then be copied over to run in any cloud or infrastructure, minimizing the chance of inconsistencies. Eliminating those inconsistencies makes it easier to deliver applications faster.
While containers make your applications more portable, they increase complexity. You need to solve problems such as managing configuration drift, getting insight into your containers, creating a single audit trail and modeling your entire infrastructure. That’s where you need configuration management with Ansible and a container platform such as Red Hat OpenShift. It will help you manage the configuration inside of your container images, the services in your container infrastructure, and the complexity of your container infrastructure itself.
Benefits of Ansible automation
- Save time and be more productive
- Eliminate repetitive tasks
- Fewer mistakes & errors
- Improve collaboration and job satisfaction
- Overcome complexity
- More resources for innovation
- Increase accountability and compliance
Nubera & Ansible
Nubera helps you find the right solution for your business. Rather than locking you into a single technology, we provide you with an open architecture framework that allows enterprises to use the right technologies in any situation. Ansible perfectly fits our vision of open strategy infrastructures, allowing us to select and integrate those Ansible open source automation solutions that really push your business forward. As a Red Hat Premier partner we're experienced and certified in Ansible.