Red Hat Ansible Tower In The Software Development Lifecycle

Red Hat Ansible Tower is used in a variety of different ways, from traditional configuration management, to custom application deployment, to the orchestration of zero-downtime rolling updates. Companies like Amelco use Ansible deploy their infrastructure consistently and repeatedly. NASA uses Ansible to update security vulnerabilities and to patch manage nasa. gov weekly. Enterprises that make money delivering applications via the web find that Ansible Tower excels at removing IT bottlenecks, automating repetitive tasks, and accelerating the delivery of applications to market. For IT operations, rolling updates with zero downtime is a very common orchestration pattern that has been discussed at length, but let’s take a look at how Ansible Tower fits earlier into the software development lifecycle and removes bottlenecks in operations, as well as in development and test.

Ansible Tower offers a number of benefits in the SDLC, specifically to:

  • Drive consistency between environments
  • Enable self-service
  • Improve automated testing

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Microsoft SQL Server 2019 – Technical Whitepaper

Microsoft SQL Server

Learn how to create a hub for your data with the ability to query over all your structured and unstructured data—in Oracle, Teradata, and Hadoop—without moving or copying data. Find out what’s new in the latest edition of SQL Server and learn how enhancements in database management can protect your critical data and make your team more productive.

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  • Bring high-value relational data and high-volume bid data together on a signle, scalable platform
  • Incorporate intelligent features and get insights from more of your data – including data stored beyond SQL Server in Hadoop, Oracle, Teradata, and MongoDB
  • Support and enhance your database management and data-driven apps with advanced analytics using Hadoop and Spark

With data factoring in an increasing amount of interactions everywhere, it’s important to not only keep up with the volume of data but harness the power of it. Learn how to modernize your organization’s applications and drive digital transformation with the SQL Server Performance: Faster querying with SQL Server E-book.

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Transforming Into An Agile Enterprise

Traditional organizational control can no longer cope with the ever-increasing pace of changes in an organization’s environment. For organizations that want to participate in a market where the speed of decision-making and time to market are of the essence, being ‘slightly agile’ isn’t enough. An organization that focuses solely on teams will at best achieve sub-optimization and not the required time to market and innovative capacity.

Quint helps organizations to become agile by optimizing the cohesion between teams and management control. The results can be as below:

  • Increase in customer and employee satisfaction
  • Time to market is reduced
  • Teams are ready to take on the important role they have in the organization

Download this whitepaper to explore more and do check out our Agile Project Management offerings on our site.

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ITIL Guiding Principles for Continual Improvement

The guiding principles and the continual improvement model are both important parts of the ITIL service value system (SVS) that are applicable to all of the other SVS components, ensuring that the SVS as a whole operates with integrity and agility.

The continual improvement model provides simple and logical steps for an improvement initiative of any scale, and the guiding principles help in this by supporting good decision making at every step of the process.

The seven ITIL guiding principles that can be used to guide an organization in all circumstances are as below:

  1. Focus on value
  2. Start where you are
  3. Progress iteratively with feedback
  4. Collaborate and promote visibility
  5. Think and work holistically
  6. Keep it simple and practical
  7. Optimize and automate

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Continuous Integration And Delivery With Ansible

Zero downtime is achievable, but it requires support from tooling–a strong multi-tier, multi-step orchestration engine like Ansible–to make it manageable. Ansible is a very powerful open source automation language. What makes it unique from other management tools, is that it is also a deployment and orchestration tool. In many respects, it aims to provide large productivity gains to a wide variety of automation challenges. While Ansible provides more productive drop-in replacements for many core capabilities in other automation solutions, it also seeks to solve other major IT challenges.

Learn how Red Hat Ansible, a powerful automation tool, enables continuous integration and delivery to connect computer systems using agile workflows:

  • Rolling updates and multi-tier applications
  • Continuous deployment of management content
  • Integrated stage testing with Ansible
  • Version control based deployment
  • Integration with monitoring tools
  • Callbacks and pluggability
  • The desired state resource model as applied to deployment
  • Embedded tests into deployment
  • Compliance testing
  • Putting deployment on autopilot

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