Topic: ansible

Red Hat announces Ansible Tower 2.4

Red Hat wants to give DevOps teams more control and options in its latest release of Ansible Tower 2.4: the open-source automation tool designed to help DevOps manage and track their infrastructure. This is the first release of Ansible Tower since Red Hat acquired Ansible in October. “Adopted by Fortune 100 companies and government organizations … continue reading

Red Hat acquires Ansible

Red Hat today announced that it is acquiring AnsibleWorks, the company behind the infrastructure-provisioning software known as Ansible. The tool is a somewhat slimmed down take on the Chef and Puppet model. Ansible, rather than having a prescriptive language and framework for infrastructure provisioning, relies instead on logging into machines via SSH and running commands … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Ansible on Docker containers, microservices and OpenStack

Following a look inside Ansible 2.0 and Ansible Tower 2.2, the open-source community took the lead at AnsibleFest NYC in presentations showing how the versatile technology works in tandem with popular platforms such as Docker and OpenStack. In a presentation entitled “Operating Your OpenStack Cloud Using Ansible,” Rackspace cloud solutions architect Walter Bentley explained why, … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Inside the redesigned Ansible 2.0

Ansible 2.0, the major code rewrite of the open-source IT automation and configuration-management platform, is on track for a July release. The coming code refactoring milestone to the technology, which moved to a development branch on June 1, will implement a host of new features and updates focusing on modularity, better object-oriented programming (OOP) and … continue reading

OpenStack wants to make it easier to use OpenStack

OpenStack is receiving more attention these days as more and more enterprises are moving toward the open-source cloud-computing platform. A recent survey from Red Hat revealed that 75% of respondents are turning to OpenStack for cloud initiatives for various stages of deployment, ranging from learning and evaluation to preparing for deployment. “These survey findings are … continue reading

From the Editors: DevOps may drive IT people to extinction

The term “DevOps” has now existed long enough to have made the arduous journey from buzzword to industry mainstay. That, however, does not mean there are no longer arguments about just what the term means. In this issue, we even heard some say that DevOps is a harmful term that divides duties along imaginary IT/developer … continue reading

Dice’s top trending technology skills, Box Developer Edition, and Microsoft’s bug bounty expansion—SD Times news digest: April 23, 2015

Dice has released its latest analysis of its online job postings, which revealed the fastest-growing technology skills. The Top 10 trending skills, according to Dice, are Cloudera Impala, Adobe Experience Manager, Ansible, Xamarin, OnCue, Laravel, RStudio, Unified Functional Testing, Pascal and Apache Kafka. (Related: Five key skills for Linux job seekers) “Skills rise and fall … continue reading

Linux Foundation publishes open-source cloud guide

When the Linux Foundation first published its Guide to the Open Cloud in 2013, the pickings were slim and from a bygone era. Today, however, the Guide for 2015 is packed with information on the open-source projects that are quickly becoming part of the new model for cloud software stacks. The 2015 Guide states that … continue reading

Companies to Watch in 2015

As technology platforms and paradigms shift, morph and ultimately change how we interact with our devices and workstations, gaps between old and new widen while innovative ideas have room to take root. To turn the light onto those emerging companies, SD Times is pleased to again present its Companies to Watch in 2015. These are … continue reading

Velocity NYC Roundup: How they tried to fix HealthCare.gov

As the New York City Velocity conference winds to a close, this year’s Web operations and performance event was highlighted by some engaging speakers and a laundry list of Web development news and releases from companies big and small. In addition, Mikey Dickerson, a former Google engineering manager who’s now a member of the tech … continue reading

The most popular open-source cloud projects of 2014

When it comes to open-source cloud projects, OpenStack is on top, according to a survey conducted by the Linux Foundation and analysis organization The New Stack. While the open-source software for building private and public clouds is only 4 years old, the results aren’t too surprising. The project has received support from leading industry giants … continue reading

AnsibleFest: The state of Ansible a year after the project’s creation

Ansible leaders discuss where it stands in the configuration management and automation landscape … continue reading

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