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
Improve automated testing
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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.
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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:
Focus on value
Start where you are
Progress iteratively with feedback
Collaborate and promote visibility
Think and work holistically
Keep it simple and practical
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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
Putting deployment on autopilot
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