What is Ansible Part VIII: The Ansible Story

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  • What is ansible, why its needed and how it works
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  • Encrypting sensitive data with Vault
  • Service Discovery and managing Multiple Environments
  • Application Deployment Strategies, Rolling Updates
English [Auto] Now before we get into the hands on more and start learning ansible it's prudent to learn where it all began and how it came into being. And that's the story of ansible that I'm going to netted in this video. Now this is the story of Michael Lohan. Actually Michael Lohan is the founder of honor at ansible. He's the one who created it and before creating ansible Actually he had worked at Red Hat for a while as part of the emerging technologies group. That's in 2006 when he actually quit. And while I read how he had actually bought a couple of interesting tools one for managing infrastructure ex-school in parallel. That is a cobbler and other that is phunk actually. And the company is a tool for provisioning bare metal so there's Linux or something similar to raise or you know a advanced version of kickstarted or something like that. Right. So he had actually been managing infrastructure. He had been building some interesting tools and you know he actually after quitting grad had he actually worked at pupper does but it was open. Is the first office today's generation configuration management tools now working at puppet labs. He had learned about both the advantages of using it as well as some of the pain points and the complexity that came with it and some of the issues that the clients had with that tool. And that's when he decided to create something which is both simple as well as more powerful than who's including puppet chef. And you know the previous condition was that he had created that includes cobbler and phunk. So in 2009 Vogue was when he brought a tool and published it with the card and table and when he did that he didn't bite and that's you know that's one of the simplest programming languages and it's very flexible as well. Right. And the design principle of ansible has been the simplicity and that's the reason he chose Yamhill the push model. The other agent less approach and so on and so forth. And along with a couple more guys he formed ansible works later on that was renamed to ansible Inc. And a big push came in 2015 when Red had actually acquired ansible. And you know now Michael is no more part of the principles. He's not working at Red Hat right now. He moved on after selling to Red Hat actually. Now the name ansible the first reference to that name wasn't in a novel and the name ansible mean a fictional machine capable of communicating faster than the speed of light. Actually Michael picked up picked it up from another place that there's a game there. Ansible was a tool which was used to control the battleships. Right so it was a tool for orchestrating or controlling a bunch of battleships. And that's where he found that Knology ansible and that's what he named the tool. It's like that's the story of ansible. And if you look at the evolution of fanciable it was created in 2012 and 2013 was formed the company that. You know it started getting popular at that point of time. So this is a graph that regenerate. So we basically collect the data and we've published a couple of reports called to. So we are still sober. And when we did that in 2009 14 ansible was the. Amongst these popular configuration management tools. Whereas if you look at 2016 you see ansible picking up significantly. And if we do the survey today we'll probably find it. So passing some of these tools as well. So a couple of these efforts Schaeffer's sensible is quickly becoming popular especially after the red hot splash and you see a lot of organizations a lot of open source software adopting answerable for setting of the provisioning including open stack and open sheriff. And you very need to set up the cluster. And we want to automate that provisioning by Pray. So unstable is a very popular to this point of time and it definitely makes sense to start learning about it considering the simplicity and Westerlund versatility that it has. If you like this don't do like that it's great. You can to find links to our resources in the description below along with some special offers for courses. You can also visit us at.