Orb Data can help customers successfully adopt and integrate Ansible to automate and standardise centralized automation practices that add business value and build a strong foundation for DevOps.
SIMPLIFY AND MODERNIZE I.T. AUTOMATION
Red Hat Ansible can provide organizations with an effective tool for IT automation, but the path to DevOps can be long and complex. Outdated habits must be replaced with more efficient practices, and new tools and processes require buy-in from various stakeholders across the organization. Additionally, groups must be enabled with the specific best practices for their work.
AUTOMATE LEGACY DEPLOYMENT PROCESSES
Manual approaches to packaging and deploying workloads are naturally lengthy, error-prone, and difficult to maintain. Even in situations where automation has been used, any initial understanding between business, development, and operations fades quickly over time as resources move up or out of the team, documentation lags, and specialized technical skills dwindle. An appropriate IT automation strategy can enable teams to treat legacy like DevOps, predictably automating provisioning and deployment with tools that foster understanding and involvement across the organization.
ESTABLISH STANDARD APPROACH AND MANAGEMENT
In areas where automation has been used, an array of tools and approaches lead to increasing chaos that prevents efficient operations and effective governance. Gaining understanding across business, development, and operations is difficult amidst a sea of scripting languages, automation tools, and ad hoc management solutions. Further, initial understanding fades quickly as team members are replaced, documentation lags, and the selected tools lose popularity or support. Standardizing on tooling, approach, monitoring, and management are crucial to delivering effective and efficient automation at enterprise levels.
DEVELOP A CULTURE OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Establishing an intelligent approach to developing, deploying, and managing automation requires more than a reliable and understandable platform, it requires informed governance that ensures reliable operations and responds readily to new challenges. Teams must collaborate across traditional departmental boundaries to share their latest challenges and insights.