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A system administrator’s guide to getting started with Ansible – FAST!

Are you a typical system administrator with too much work and not enough time? Does the prospect of making a simple DNS server change or adjusting kernel parameters across your entire server farm make you cringe? Or worse, making changes based on variable system characteristics such as installed memory or release version? Are the developers in your organization speaking another language to you with this whole DevOps thing? Red Hat Ansible Automation is an agentless human readable automation tool that uses SSH to orchestrate configuration management, application deployment, and provisioning in a flat or multi-tier environment. It is based on the open source Ansible technology, which has become one of the world’s most popular open source IT automation technologies. This blog post will help you understand the basics of Ansible and how it can be used in...

Understanding the role of business automation in digital transformation

Over the past decade we have witnessed a dramatic shift in the way organizations are conducting business, and the pivots they are making in order to become more agile and efficient. This has been matched by a marked shift in IT as technology increasingly plays a central role in driving these changes through the process of digital transformation. Automation is one of the key capabilities supporting this transformation. From a business standpoint, eliminating the need for manual (i.e., human) intervention in complex or repetitive business processes can have a positive impact on operations. By automating certain decisions, organizations can not only accelerate process workflows but also improve the accuracy and consistency of the results. The concept of business automation is not new, but the technologies continue to evolve to meet changing business demands. Ultimately, the value of...