Implementing Infrastructure as Code
Jul 24, 2016
Kief Morris explains how a team can implement a change management pipeline to create a fast, reliable process for building and maintaining a testing and hosting infrastructure for their microservices-based system. He presents a hypothetical application team, and walks through the creation of a cloud-based infrastructure using automation tools such as Packer, Terraform, and Ansible.
Ansible 2.0 Generally Available Shortly After Red Hat Acquisition by Guillermo Beltri Posted on Jan 29, 2016
Book Review: "Taste Test, 2nd edition" and Q& A with Matt Jaynes
Jul 14, 2014
Taste Test, by Matt Jaynes, is a book that uses a simple scenario to compare Ansible, SaltStack, Chef and Puppet. On the recently released 2nd edition it adds new chapters on Docker, the communities around the tools, and how they fare on security. InfoQ took this opportunity to talk with Matt to know more about his thoughts on the tools and his approach to configuration management when consulting.
Virtual Panel: Configuration Management Tools in the Real World
Jul 01, 2014
Configuration management tools are a hot topic on the DevOps community and IT organizations in general. InfoQ reached out to users of each of the major tools (Ansible, CFEngine, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack) to ask them about their experiences. Why did they choose a given tool? How was the tool introduced in the organization? These are some of the questions they answered.
Ansible’s View on IT Automation
May 31, 2014
Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the general-purpose IT automation system. He describes the tool’s guiding principles: simplicity, ease of use and maximum security. The philosophy behind its community is also discussed, including the importance of Ansible’s plugin-based model. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.