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Company size: 201-500 employees
Industry: Information Technology and Services
Time used: More than 2 years
Review Source: Capterra
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One of the best tools to transition I.T. Teams to DevOps
Ansible by itself can be challenging for Microsoft shops used to GUIs but the Automation Platform resolves this. I have worked with clients and reduced processes from days to minutes which can be done with scripting but the best part about Ansible Automation Platform is that you can hand off the automated workflow to the I.T. team with full understanding on how to run and monitor the playbooks.
- The GUI in this product makes it very simple for I.T. teams looking to adopt DevOps since it reduces the learning curve on learning ansible from the shell. Specially Microsoft shops that are used to GUIs. - One of my favorite features is that ansible is agentless unlike other tools like Chef or SCCM and the reason for this is that Ansible pushes config and doesn't need to rely on the client having the agent installed, checking back for new configs (like GPOs) or having to update the agent. - The platform allows for governance of the collections to use and comes with RHEL certified collections installed for third party integrations so you know you are using vetted modules. - I like to see the report on the most used modules so I know and can compare with the team's tickets and workload so you can also go in the galaxy and see if there are other complementing or better collections. - Role based access and wizard like playbooks helps to add even non-admins and less experienced users since they can only get access to specific playbooks that simply ask questions and the platform passes the answers to the playbooks. - The API makes it easy to integrate with other products like ServiceNow or Azure DevOps by passing values and triggering each other. - The VSCode extension is great to write playbooks with hints and auto corrections
The support for Windows has improved over the years and I have been able to even transition clients to use Ansible for most of their windows tasks but for Microsoft shops is harder to adapt. Maybe more webinars and comparisons on how Ansible complements Powershell DSC or is a better platform than SCCM or other config managers.
Reasons for choosing Ansible Automation Platform
One central platform to automate different areas to help the IT team with networking, security, hypervisors, server deployment and OS tasks.