How industries are solving challenges using Ansible.

What is Ansible?

Ansible is a simple way to automate apps and infrastructure. It includes Application Deployment, Configuration Management and Continuous Delivery.

Companies using Ansible

We have data on 8,996 companies that use Ansible. The companies using Ansible are most often found in United States and in the Computer Software industry. Ansible is most often used by companies with 50–200 employees and 1M-10M dollars in revenue. Our data for Ansible usage goes back as far as 3 years and 8 months.

If you’re interested in the companies that use Ansible, you may want to check out Atlassian JIRA and GitHub as well.

Ansible Market Share and Competitors in Software Configuration Management

We use the best indexing techniques combined with advanced data science to monitor the market share of over 12,500 technology products, including Software Configuration Management. By scanning billions of public documents, we are able to collect deep insights on every company, with over 100 data fields per company at an average. In the Software Configuration Management category, Ansible has a market share of about 3.5%. Other major and competing products in this category include:

The use of ansible sustained in different industry.

Looking at Ansible customers by industry, we find that Computer Software (36%) and Information Technology and Services (9%) are the largest segments.

how redhat uses ansible?

1)Quick implementation

2)Provide automation resources and services with control

3)Inform decisions with data

These are the uses of ansible in redhat..

Why do we need Configuration Management tool?

Anyone who works as an operations engineer has witnessed a bunch of issues with manual configuration approach and more repetitive tasks which are time-consuming. How many times key resources left the company and new engineer struggle to understand the environment and start performing the tasks without escalation? Server configuration is a very broad landscape which needs to be maintained properly from the beginning. Organization Standard will be documented in KM but people will forget/miss to follow due to resource crunch, laziness and skill gap. Scripting is one of the option to automate and maintain the configuration but it’s not an easy task.

Why Ansible?

  • Ansible is free and Open Source.
  • Agentless. Ansible doesn’t require any agent on client machines unlike other automation tool exists in the market (Puppet, Chef, Salt.). It uses SSH protocol to connect the servers. Ansible required Python to make the use of modules on client machines. Ansible also works with a system which doesn’t have python installed using the “raw” module.
  • Ansible uses YAML language which is very easy to learn.
  • Supported by Red Hat.

How Ansible work?

Ansible works by connecting to your server using “SSH” and pushing out small programs, called “Ansible modules” to it. Using these modules, playbooks (a small piece of YAML code), we should be to perform the specific task on all the ansible clients. The specific task could be installing the packages, restarting the services, rebooting the servers etc..There are lots of things that you could do using ansible.

Ansible Use cases

  • Provisioning
  • Configuraiton Management
  • App Deployment
  • Continous Delivery
  • Security & Compliance
  • Orchestration

Ansible is a universal language, unraveling the mystery of how work gets done. Turn tough tasks into repeatable playbooks. Roll out enterprise-wide protocols with the push of a button.

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