USE CASE:

Provisioning

THE BARE(METAL) NECESSITIES

No matter what infrastructure you have, there are baremetal machines under it somewhere. When rolling out datacenter deployments, you need a tool that can provision everything you need, and work with the infrastructure you have. Whether you’re using Red Hat Satellite, Hanlon, Cobbler, or any other datacenter management tool, integrating Ansible is as simple as a couple of lines in an OS bootstrap or kickstart script to kick off provisioning.

YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE, AUTOMATED

When you’re managing the datacenter, it’s not just the OS you need to deploy. 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. Once you’ve got your datacenter deployed, the same language allows you to easily deploy and manage frameworks such as VMware and OpenStack as well.

Due to rapid growth, our systems were not able to keep up. Our uptime was only 87%. We needed to solve our problem of bad deployments. We automated with Ansible and Ansible Tower and within a few months our aggregate uptime was 99.99%.

Ditesh Gathani
Head of Engineering, Singapore, Grab

To learn more about Grab visit the Red Hat success story page.

 

CLOUD-READY WHEN YOU ARE

Maybe you’ve moved past the traditional datacenter, to virtualization or cloud. That’s no problem for Ansible. Whether you’ve got local virtualization like VMware, private cloud like OpenStack, or public cloud infrastructure in places like Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure, Ansible’s library of cloud support makes it easy to provision instances, networks, and more wherever you need. Using the same simple playbook language you can both provision your infrastructure, and then apply configuration to it. Deploy your infrastructure across public, private, or hybrid cloud easily.

SELF-SERVICE, SIMPLY

Once you’ve defined your provisioning, Red Hat® Ansible® Tower lets you easily provide it to others. Need to provide a development environment to your team? No problem - just add the credentials to Ansible Tower, import your playbook, and use Ansible Tower’s self-service surveys to provide a simple question-and-answer portal that lets your teams set up new environments securely in just a few clicks. 

 

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