Why use Ansible for automation and orchestration

Ansible is a widely applicable automation platform with particular strengths in devops and network automation

At a Glance

If there were an award for “most improved IT orchestration and configuration management tool,” Red Hat’s Ansible would be a top contender. Since its initial development by Michael DeHaan in 2012, it has grown from a simpler way to automate Linux systems than Puppet, to a widely applicable automation platform with particular strengths in devops and network automation.

Ansible’s developers describe Ansible as a “radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. Avoid writing scripts or custom code to deploy and update your applications—automate in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.”

And it’s true. Ansible makes server automation significantly less complicated than competitors. 

Ansible playbooks

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