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Manage the Cloud Like Cloud and not Like a Collection of Servers
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April 6, 2022 Blog

 

The cloud is more than just a bunch of servers hosted in someone else’s data centre. The sooner you learn that the more your organisation can benefit from the full power of the cloud.

While cloud technology has given organisations the ability to scale, provision and configure resources at will, it doesn’t mean that managing cloud environments can be done with a snap of the fingers. Hybrid and multi-cloud environments so eagerly adopted by today’s organisations make handling infrastructure, network, application, and user administration even more complex with the headache of maintaining multiple management tools. IT teams manually trying to handle these processes may often run into errors that affect system performance and availability.

If only there was a way to minimise, or even eliminate the possibility of human oversight when executing workflows in the cloud. Well, the answer lies in automation.

Through cloud automation, IT teams can unite hybrid cloud and multi-cloud management using a single set of policies to promote consistency, reliability, and speed. Along with minimising the possibility for human errors, cloud automation can lower infrastructure costs, increase security, enhance governance, and free up your IT professionals to handle more pressing tasks.

You’re sold on the idea but aren’t sure where to start with cloud automation? Look no further than the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Why Red Hat?

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a radically simple automation platform that can help you automate infrastructure, applications, containers, networks, security, and the cloud infrastructure. Keeping up with the demands of your new and expanding IT environments is no easy feat but with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, managing your cloud environment becomes less about managing a collection of servers and more like managing a fleet of services.

Compared to traditional on-prem data centres, managing multi-cloud environments is understandably more complex because every cloud vendor in your environment is built differently and require different deployment tactics. But Ansible takes out the guesswork from that process to ensure that no matter what your application environment looks like, your needs are met each and every time. It simply takes a single playbook for Ansible to ensure your cloud deployments work seamlessly across the public, private or hybrid cloud.

It doesn’t take a psychic to know that the IT infrastructures of today may not be the ones of tomorrow. Due to the modularity of its base code, Ansible is not only good to manage your current infrastructures but is also adaptable to the IT challenges that may arise in the future. With currently over 300 modules, to support cloud infrastructure, Ansible can manage public clouds including the likes of AWSGoogle Cloud and Microsoft Azure alongside private cloud frameworks such as OpenStack.

The most important selling point of Red Hat Ansible is that it is an enterprise open-source solution allowing you unlimited access to the source code so you can ensure your deployments are compatible across your whole environment.

If it’s open-source, why do you need an enterprise open-source version? Take Red Hat’s intelligent assessment to get a personalised report on why Ansible is worth the investment for your organisation.

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