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Transforming Your Business While Unifying Your People and Processes

Technology never stands still. Data centre management is a constant challenge of balancing resources while dealing with the flow of new business requests. Automating tasks minimises repetitive, manual work so you can free up resources to focus on new tasks to grow the business.

Book a Discovery Session to learn how Automation can transform your business by unifying people and processes - the Red Hat way.

Improve Effciency

Maximize current resources while investing and involving your entire IT organization.

Increase productivity

Accelerate business outcomes and consolidate tools across entire hybrid-cloud infrastructure

Control Risk and expenses

Increase compliance while minimizing errors and reducing the cost of production

Ansible Use Cases

IMMUTABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

Always expect the same infrastructure

Regardless of Infrastructure provider environment, use Ansible to achieve the exact configuration specs of every server and its underlying components constant across your operating landscape.

  • Consistency​
    • Same configuration for every environment that goes up​
  • Productivity​
    • Provision in minutes​
  • Accuracy & Secure​
    • Compliance as part of the process
    • Configure your instance to your company’s standards and practices

SCALED SYSTEM PATCHING

Ensure the infrastructure is up to date

Having all systems in your environment running up to date with the latest patches sounds easier than it seems. Different systems maintenance windows, sheer time to individually patch, differently located servers. An automated approach ensures all servers are covered in the intended configuration systematically.

  • Consistency​
    • Same configuration for every environment that goes up​
  • Productivity​
    • Patch in minutes across multiple servers​​
  • Accuracy & Secure​
    • Compliance as part of the process
    • Configure your instance to your company’s standards and practices

WEEKLY SYSTEM REBOOT

Eliminate repetitive, manual processes

Company A reboots 100 Windows servers on a weekly basis waiting for each until the server has no active user sessions​

  • Speed​
    • No host switching​​
  • Efficiency​
    • Scheduled in background​ ​
  • Productivity​
    • Focus on other tasks​
  • Accuracy​
    • Forget to reboot a server​

ENFORCE SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

Across enterprises

A company has several hundred base virtual machines that need to be security compliant by a security standard (ex. STIG, CIS)

  • Speed​
    • Write once apply to many (Driver and firmware upgrades)​​
    • Automated remediation and patching of system vulnerabilities ​​
  • Efficiency​
    • Centralize all system related changes​​
    • Gather system event logs and export to the system monitoring tools​
  • Productivity​
    • Investigate causes of drift​
    • Perform system hardening​
  • Accuracy​
    • Get rid of GUIs and buttons​
    • Ensure security requirements and auditing within pre-prod/prod environment​

FIRMWARE UPGRADE

Eliminated manual process

Telco has accumulated hundreds of the same network device over time across different locations. However, they all ship with different firmware.

  • Speed​
    • Able to check and patch all firmware at once​ ​
  • Efficiency​
    • Eliminates need to physically reach every device​ ​
  • Productivity​
    • Focus on other tasks​
  • Accuracy​
    • All devices now use the same firmware​

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