SOURCE: Ansible, Inc.

Ansible, Inc.

August 27, 2015 09:00 ET

Ansible to Sponsor DevOps Program at VMworld 2015

Leading IT Automation Software Provider to Sponsor Four Speaking Sessions Focused on DevOps Influence in IT Organizations

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2015) - Ansible, the leading provider of simple, yet powerful IT automation for the enterprise, today announced it will be sponsoring the DevOps Program during VMworld 2015, a track of the conference dedicated to covering the latest industry DevOps technology, solutions and leaders. Ansible will also be highlighted in VMworld sessions during the three-day event focused on the role DevOps plays in VMware's ecosystem.

Sessions highlighting Ansible include:

WHAT: Workshop: Ansible with vCloud Air
WHEN: Monday, August 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m. PT
WHERE: DevOps @ VMworld
WHO: Massimo Re Ferre, VMware Staff Technical Marketing Architect, Dylan Silva, Senior Solutions Architect, Ansible

Learn the basics of Ansible, use this workshop to install, setup and configure Ansible on your laptop. Once you have successfully configured Ansible, then learn how to use it for DevOps deployment into your vCloud Air environments.

WHAT: MGT4801 - Using Configuration Management Tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible Etc.) with VMware Automation
Tuesday, September 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m. PT
WHERE: Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3011
WHO: Pradnesh Patil, Product Manager, VMware

Are you able to deploy real world applications rapidly to meet your business needs? Join us to learn how to easily model and automate delivery of modern applications to your private or public clouds. By utilizing vRealize Automation and Configuration Management Tools (Puppet, Chef, Salt etc.) together, you can build, deploy and configure standardized multitier applications within minutes. Once these applications are deployed, ongoing management and maintenance is essential. We will show you how to manage drift, roll out updates, and ensure consistency in your applications, thus reducing outages and unnecessary downtime.

WHAT: INF5120 - DevOps in the Virtualized World - Who are the Players?
Wednesday, September 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m. PT
WHERE: Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3004
WHO: Mike Coleman, Product Owner, Puppet Labs; Trevor Roberts Jr., Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware; Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft; Dylan Silva, Senior Solutions Architect, Ansible; and Yvo van Doorn, Manager, Solution Architects, Chef Software

You've heard how great DevOps is from social media and from reading books like "The Phoenix Project." However, what are the real-world use cases? How can I translate the great things I'm hearing about DevOps into potential solutions for my own company? A panel composed of technical experts from Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and Microsoft. The panelists will discuss what their products do and how they are relevant in a VMware environment to both developers and system administrators for implementing DevOps tools and practices.

WHAT: NET4972 - Incorporating VMware NSX in your DevOps Toolchain - Network Programmability with Python and Ansible
Wednesday, September 2, 4:00-5:00 p.m. PT
WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2000
WHO: Yves Fauser, Senior Solution Architect, VMware and Andrew Voltmer, Product Line Manager, VMware

One of the key principles of the DevOps movement is to automate everything, and to never do repetitive work manually. VMware NSX is a key enabling technology to make this possible. It does this by abstracting logical from physical networks, and by providing a single API to create complex network topologies for multi-tier applications. We will show how to interact with VMware NSX using Python and Ansible. After a short introduction to the API, we will go into details of the available Python library that will help you to achieve quick results. Finally we will show how the Ansible configuration management tool can be used with NSX to create secure network environments for multi-tier applications.

WHAT: INF5450 - Big Bang - Bare Metal to VMware vSphere Infrastructure
Thursday, September 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m. PT
WHERE: Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3008
WHO: Joseph Callen, Advisor Solution Architect, CSC and Russell Teague, Sr. System Architect, CSC

Initial provisioning of physical infrastructures can be challenging unless they are automated and easily repeatable. Using Ansible and Hanlon, this automated approach starts with hardware being racked and then only applying power to build a VMware vSphere infrastructure.

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Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT. Ansible provides enterprise-ready solutions for automating apps, systems and cloud resources for IT organizations, based on the most popular open source IT automation project on GitHub. Ansible's commercial offering -- Ansible Tower -- helps DevOps teams manage complex multi-tier deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to Ansible environments. For more information, visit

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