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Create, Scale, and Implement Automation Across Your Enterprise

Watch recording from 12 febbraio 2020

Transforming your organization through automation requires investments of time, technologies, and people. A true enterprise automation platform is more than just a tool. It delivers agility and flexibility to your IT organization with the power to help you solve your problems once,  scale automation with knowledge and control,  and collaborate across the business with policy and governance.

Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform can meet you where you are in your automation journey, bringing you a flexible automation platform to achieve results from multiple points in your IT infrastructure. Ansible Automation Platform’s simple, easy-to-read automation language makes it easier for multiple teams across an organization to share, vet, and manage automation content. Now, Ansible Automation Platform helps create an ecosystem for sharing the best automation content, and provides pathways for you to get up and running quickly with that content and share it across your IT organization. 

This virtual event will help you and your teams better understand how automation in general, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform in particular, can help you transform your organization.

 

Live event date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET 

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.

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Richard Henshall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Ansible Automation, Red Hat

The Evolution of Automation

Automation is a must-have capability for modern enterprise IT. As the automation market is maturing, Ansible is creating new possibilities for scale, collaboration, and speed. Red Hat’s Ansible Automation Platform Product Manager shares insights on why Automation is an essential capability and how the Ansible Automation Platform is there to help.

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Track 1: The business value of automation

IT automation: Improving speed, agility, and productivity with open source solutions and strategy

IT automation: Improving speed, agility, and productivity with open source solutions and strategy

Jon Benedict, Portfolio Solutions Director, Red Hat

What is an automation strategy? What prevents successful automation? How can Red Hat help you be successful in IT automation? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this virtual presentation.

Setting the stage for your automation journey

Setting the stage for your automation journey

Walter Bentley, Automation Practice Lead, Red Hat Consulting

Organizations look to adopt automation to eliminate the time and errors associated with manual configuration processes. Enterprise-wide automation is advantageous because of the scalability and agility it can provide, accelerating outcomes with consistent and repeatable processes that support the evolution of DevOps culture. While the promise of enterprise-wide automation is appealing, without well-defined tooling and streamlined processes, the benefits quickly erode from constant change and lack of clarity. During this session, we’ll discuss a journey map approach to implementing automation with Ansible®. You’ll get the key steps and considerations to succeed with an automation-first enterprise.

Adventures with Ansible enterprise automation

Adventures with Ansible enterprise automation

John Wadleigh, Architect, Red Hat Consulting

In the past, quarterly production deployments took place overnight with a team of people on call to get a release working. Deployments were expensive, complex, inconsistent, and frustrating on so many levels. Since then, IT teams have implemented automation solutions such as Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform to help make deployments easier, faster, and more consistent. Ansible Automation can take some time to learn, but learning the tool is seldom a problem for most organizations. There are, however, other challenges that organizations might encounter when implementing an automation solution. Both technical and cultural challenges can impact their ability to fully benefit from an automation solution. In this session, we’ll focus on the cultural transformation aspect of automation and offer some best practices to cut through these challenges, including: Defining a vision. Defining automation. Building a feedback loop. Becoming a learning organization.

Track 2: Deploying automation in your organization

Enterprise network automation strategies for 2020 and beyond

Enterprise network automation strategies for 2020 and beyond

Shamus McGillicuddy, Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

EMA Research Director Shamus McGillicuddy will present insights into how enterprise IT organizations execute network automation initiatives. Based on new qualitative and quantitative research, this presentation will reveal: Challenges encountered by your peers. Goals and business outcomes. Platform and feature requirements.

Ansible automation beyond Linux: What else can you automate?

Ansible automation beyond Linux: What else can you automate?

Belkacem Moussouni, Automation Business Development Lead, Red Hat

Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform is powerful—so powerful that it automates more than just your Linux® environment. It can also automate your Windows environment, your network, your cloud, and more. In this session, learn how Ansible Automation Platform can help automate entire IT business processes across the IT stack and gain value for organizations. In this session, we’ll discuss strategies to automate onboarding tasks and provide new teams with a solid foundation for their Ansible journey.

Best practices for onboarding automation with Red Hat Ansible Tower and a continuous integration (CI) pipeline

Best practices for onboarding automation with Red Hat Ansible Tower and a continuous integration (CI) pipeline

Marc Petrevilli, Consulting Managing Architect, Red Hat

Whether you're an Ansible® user or not, it’s important to consider how to bring on new organizations and teams to your current environment. This involves more than just adding accounts and granting RBAC roles. Often, you may find yourself teaching basics of source control and workflows. You might struggle to enforce best practices that help new users avoid common pitfalls. In this session, we’ll discuss strategies to automate onboarding tasks and provide new teams with a solid foundation for their Ansible journey.

Move beyond random acts of automation with Automation Analytics

Move beyond random acts of automation with Automation Analytics

Bill Nottingham, Senior Principal Product Manager, Ansible Automation, Red Hat

When you move from automating in isolation to building automation across your enterprise, you need more from your automation platform. You need visibility into the health of your automation platform and pipelines. You need data about who is running what automation. You need to see who in your organization is leading your automation charge, and who might be lagging. Join us as we walk through the newly created Automation Analytics capability of Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform, which brings knowledge and insights to automation operators to help answer these questions.

Track 3: Working in an automated environment

Why automation in the first place? And, no, you won't automate yourself out of a job

Why automation in the first place? And, no, you won't automate yourself out of a job

Damien Eversmann, Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat

This session will take a humorous yet informative look at why automation isn't just a passing fad and is a necessity for enterprises. You’ll learn how automation, specifically Ansible®, can not only lead to job security, but also job satisfaction. This talk, which will cover the public and private sector, will include discussions of real use cases with measurable results and even a few fun examples.

10 things I hate about you: Managing Windows with Ansible

10 things I hate about you: Managing Windows with Ansible

Colin McNaughton, Principal Technical Marketing Manager, Ansible Automation, Red Hat

See how Ansible® addresses 10 common Windows automation pain points in ways that aren't very Windows-y.

Implementing network automation with Ansible

Implementing network automation with Ansible

Piyush Patel, Senior Architect, Network Automation Practice, Red Hat Consulting

Network admins are not the same as system admins. With tools like Ansible®, network admins can manage networking equipment in the same way system administrators manage servers--faster and more efficiently. In this session we’ll discuss a journey-based approach to implement network automation using Ansible. Topics include: How modeling can be used to maintain configuration. How auditing and remediation can help avoid configuration drift. Real-world scenarios of enabling network admins to manage and control your network infrastructure.