Red Hat Ansible is an open-source IT software automation tool that can improve the consistency, scalability and reliability of an IT environment. Ansible can also automate IT orchestration whereby tasks run in unison with chain of events are created which will then happen on several different services.

There are up to 3 different tasks that Ansible can automate. This includes:
Provisioning
By setting up different servers for infrastructures
Configuration Management
By amending the configuration of an application, device or OS, install or update applications, start and stop services, and more.
Application Deployment
By automating the deployment of in-house applications to the production systems.

Aside to specifically automate task, Ansible can also automate various IT environments regardless if they are hosted on traditional servers, virtual platforms or even in the cloud. Not only that, the configuration of a wide range system and devices.

Although there are other automation platforms such as Puppet or Chef, Ansible has it’s own language and this grants an advantage among other automation tools as it is known for it’s easy usage and a simple setup. Even so, to complete a task with Ansible, system administrators are not even required to know the commands for Azure training.

To learn more about how Ansible works and how to utilize the Ansible Tower to implement automation as well as protect encrypted data with Ansible Vault, hop onto these Azure courses right now.