Bringing Automation to Container Space

The wonders of automation have been thoroughly enjoyed by sysadmins in recent years with tools like Ansible enabling rapid deployment of applications and services across servers and cloud-based platforms. But as the IT world evolves to more container-based technologies, tools like Ansible have not translated well to orchestration-level actions.

This is changing rapidly, thanks to the new Automation Broker project. Part of the OpenShift ecosystem, Automation Broker connects the gap between provisioning servers and provisioning containers.

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Evaluating Tools Available to Deploy OpenStack on Kubernetes

The TripleO project is transitioning from bare-metal to containers-based OpenStack deployments. This transition started almost a year ago and it was split in two phases. The first phase targets Docker as the container runtime, whereas the second phase moves these container images to Kubernetes. In this post, we will focus on the second phase of the transition–specifically, how to deploy these services.

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Ansible Declares Declarative Intent

Back in January 2016, Ansible delivered the first integration of network support into the Ansible 2.0 code base.  The initial introduction of network support was originally conceived to help operators focus on being able to execute configuration changes on network devices with a set of imperative-based configuration modules.

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