DevOps with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform automates the major stages of continuous integration, delivery, and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines—becoming the activating tool of DevOps methodologies.
Team members from any department can participate in the same workflows by using the automation controller’s user interface, role-based access controls (RBAC), and human-readable automation language.
Ansible Automation Platform protects and improves processes by allowing individuals within (and across) teams to capture solutions in playbooks that everyone can use or improve—simplifying the process of group interaction, problem solving, and (generally) getting stuff done.
Implementing a DevOps methodology requires tools like Ansible Automation Platform that break down barriers between development and operations teams while continuously delivering, monitoring, and measuring performance.
Ansible Automation Platform can validate interactions between different infrastructure components, using frameworks like Test Kitchen or Molecule to define and execute these tests, as well as ansible-lin that checks code against a set of predefined rules.
Automate the release of validated code to a repository codebase that's always ready for the next stage in the application lifecycle management process: deployment.
Deploy updates to servers, networks, load balancers, monitoring systems, web services, and other devices during a rolling update that uses a comparatively small amount of certified automation content.
Red Hat recognized for DevOps platform vision
Red Hat has been positioned as a Challenger in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for DevOps Platforms, based on the company’s vision and ability to execute across Red Hat OpenShift and Ansible Automation Platform.
Education Payroll Limited used Ansible Automation Platform to automate DevOps processes associated with payroll management services across New Zealand’s 2,500 schools.
Surescripts—the leading health information network in the United States—helped its DevOps team automate software development infrastructure and datacenter networking using Ansible Automation Platform.
Switzerland-based DevOps partner VSHN built a managed container platform—APPUiO—using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and other Red Hat products.
Playbook example: Continuous delivery and rolling upgrades
Learn how to use lamp_haproxy to do zero-downtime rolling upgrades of web application stacks.
What is continuous delivery?
Continuous delivery is a software development practice that uses automation to speed the release of new code.
Streamline CI/CD pipelines with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Read about some use cases for automating CI/CD pipelines—and then learn how to do it.