Ansible and How Industries are Solving Challenges using it

What is Ansible?

Why Ansible?

Advantages of Ansible

  • Ansible is a free, open-source utility.
  • It’s really easy to set up and use: Ansible’s playbooks don’t require any special coding knowledge (more on playbooks later).
  • Ansible is a powerful tool that allows you to model even the most complicated IT procedures.
  • Flexible: Regardless of where the application is installed, you may orchestrate the complete application environment. You can also adapt it to meet your specific requirements.
  • Agentless: On the client computers you want to automate, you don’t need to install any extra software or open any firewall ports. You don’t even need to create a separate management structure.
  • Efficient: Because no additional software is required, there is more space on your server for application resources.

Ansible’s Features and Capabilities

1. Configuration Management

2. Application Deployment

3. Orchestration

4. Security and Compliance

5. Cloud Provisioning

Companies benefitted from Ansible

Microsoft

Challenge

Solution: Build a culture of modern development

Result: Establish a collaborative, creative development mindset

NASA

Challenge

Solution

Results

  • Updating nasa.gov took less than 5 minutes instead of almost an hour.
  • Patching updates went from taking days to just 45 minutes.
  • Monitoring RAM and discs in near-real-time (accomplished without agents)
  • In less than 10 minutes, you can provision OS accounts throughout your whole environment.
  • Standard AMI configuration changed from a one-hour manual operation to an unobtrusive and seamless background process.
  • Setup time for application stacks has decreased from 1–2 hours to around 10 minutes per stack.

Ally

CHALLENGE: Make deployments faster and more reliable

SOLUTION: Build a containerized hybrid cloud platform

BUSINESS OUTCOME: Gain speed, agility, and efficiency

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