Cox Automotive's journey using Ansible tower as a SaaS for their company and Business units

 

Cox Automotive will discuss their Ansible Journey in using Ansible Tower as a service for their entire company. Their Linux team started with Tower, and have invoked a clustering architecture and use of distributed isolated nodes representing some key best practices and learnings for this enterprise scale out.

Four key use cases of note have emerged from Tower as a Service, and will be shared by the Cox Automotive team. These are:
· Networking: Automating Network Architecture with Ansible
. How Cox business units are leveraging Ansible Tower
· GitOps: Implementing pipelines and automation of DevOps with Tower in lieu of traditional CI/CD tools.
· Hybrid Cloud Management: Managing their private cloud in combination with Oracle Cloud. New modules allow Ansible to do a lot of what previously required separate tools.

Slides here

Presenters:

 

Donnell Lewis, Cox Automotive

 

Abdi Hersi, Cox Automotive