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Eliminate App Deployment Complexity With Ansible
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March 31, 2022 Blog

 

These are app-driven times, and you need to modernise your organisation’s applications because today’s consumers expect modern apps from modern brands. Otherwise, you are holding your business back—stifling innovation, slowing down progress and reducing staff and customer retention.

The thing is, keeping up doesn’t need to be that hard, especially now that there are low code and no code platforms that enable organisations to build their own apps even without coding expertise. Then, you can deploy these apps easily and conveniently using Ansible, which is simply the easiest way nowadays to deploy modern-day apps.

Like no code/low code platforms, Ansible strips away the complexity of coding, this time in deploying apps. With Ansible, you and your team just have to write simple task descriptions—something even a non-techie team member will be able to do upon reading the instructions—to automate your organisation’s systems rather than write custom code.

With Ansible, you can deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, and using just one common framework. You can also configure needed services and push application artefacts from one common system only. Additionally, Ansible enables you to react easily to changes over time—but, again, without the need for dedicated expertise.

Playbooks: Giving You Power and Control

At the heart of Ansible’s app deployment capabilities are Playbooks, which make use of tools you are likely familiar with or are using on a day-to-day basis already and are even written in natural language. These greatly simplify Playbooks, so much that you and your team can become productive when using them in just a few hours and practice tries. You can even evolve and edit them easily in only a few minutes.

Ansible Playbooks can also do most of the heavy lifting, getting your systems to the state you want them to be in after providing descriptions of these desired states. Day-to-day management is thus not only simplified but also made repeatable and reliable.

Powerful But Agentless

Ansible also boasts agentless design, which allows you to introduce it into your environment seamlessly and sans the need to open additional ports or bootstrap remote systems. This benefit enables you to improve resource utilisation and eliminate the need to micro-manage. On top of all these benefits, Ansible can also let you do the following:

  • Update your applications with zero downtime and without users noticing.
  • Download artefacts from servers and configure your OS easily.
  • Drive workflows, like updating communication servers and sending an email.

Ready for the Cloud

The best part of Ansible is that it is open-source, and therefore its benefits and continuous innovations will always be freely available to your organisation. Nevertheless, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform can take your Ansible deployment to the next level with the various additional features and support that are vital for today’s enterprises.

To find out how Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform can benefit your business and empower you with its automation capabilities, click here and take this personalised intelligent assessment.

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