Today no team has time for manual effort and solving the same problems again and again. Ansible & Ansibe Tower by the Red Hat are the automation glue that help IT organisations end repetitive tasks, increase productivity and scale the efforts. Ansible Tower gives teams the one thing they can never get enough of – time – and enables smart people to focus on smart things.
WHAT IS ANSIBLE and ANSIBLE TOWER?
Ansible is an open source IT configuration management, deployment, and orchestration tool. It provides large productivity gains to a wide variety of automation challenges, such as cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.
Ansible Tower by Red Hat is an enterprise-class IT automation tool that extends the power of Ansible. Tower helps teams manage multi-tier deployments with greater control and security, easily delegate tasks with explicit permissions, as well as inform team members via various communication tools.
ANSIBLE TOWER INTEGRATIONS
Next-generation applications require new development methodologies, like DevOps. Supporting the continuous delivery predicated by the DevOps methodology requires a toolchain that empowers developers to release early and often. In turn, the application update frequency depends on how fast, simple and efficient the DevOps tools are in the toolchain. Ansible Tower by Red Hat provides DevOps with critical IT automation tools and enables them to operate a large amount of changes to complex application architectures and to a large number of application instances in a very short amount of time.
IaaS & PaaS
Next-generation applications need next-generation computing environments, like scale-out IaaS and PaaS clouds. The deployment of these cloud environments (e.g. OpenStack) can be challenging due to their inherent complexity and the relative maturity of the underlying technology. Ansible Tower delivers IT automation tools that dramatically speed up cloud deployments while drastically reducing human errors associated with manual intervention.
Tower is capable of easily deploying workloads to a variety of virtualization and public and on-premise cloud environments, including VMware, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services EC2 (AWS), Eucalyptus Cloud, KVM and CloudStack.
ANSIBLE TOWER USE CASES
Centralising configuration file management and deployment is a common use case for Ansible Tower, and it’s how many power users are first introduced to the Tower automation platform.
After an application is defined by Ansible Tower, and the deployment is managed by Tower, teams are able to effectively manage the entire application lifecycle from development to production.
Apps have to live somewhere. If an organisation is PXE booting and kickstarting bare-metal servers or VMs, or creating virtual or cloud instances from templates, Ansible Tower help streamline the process.
Creating a CI/CD pipeline requires buy-in from numerous teams. Organisations can’t do it without a simple automation platform that everyone in an organisation can use. Ansible Playbooks keep applications properly deployed (and managed) throughout their entire lifecycle.
SECURITY & COMPLIANCE
When an enterprise defines its security policy in Ansible Tower , scanning and remediation of site-wide security policy can be integrated into other automated processes and instead of being an afterthought, it’ll be integral in everything that is deployed.
Configurations alone don’t define the environment. Organisations need to define how multiple configurations interact and ensure the disparate pieces can be managed as a whole. Out of complexity and chaos, Ansible Tower brings the order.
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