Container-native applications are becoming more and more complex, consisting of various services and features, each component with its own security constraints and complex network policy rules. This makes it more difficult to perform day two operations once the cloud-native applications are deployed.
While upgrades, patches, and provisioning can be done using Ansible playbooks or Helm Charts, application lifecycle, storage lifecycle, and other deeper analysis cannot be done and requires application support team intervention.
Operator Framework initiative introduced Operator-SDK framework several years ago to standardize Kubernetes Operators development and make it easier for the Kubernetes community to create Operators and control container-native applications lifecycle.
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Ansible Tower is a powerful system for managing and running Ansible tasks. But the process of configuring projects, jobs, and inventories can often be an arduous and manual process. Using some simple tools, we can automate the automation and begin to embrace GitOps fully.
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If you have been around the opensource world within the last few years, you would have heard about Ansible. If not, think of Ansible as the key to automating the world.
What is ansible?
Automation! Ansible is automation.
It is an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool that is highly customizable through playbooks to meet the needs of the environment
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On January 24th, Red Hat took its Adopt an Academy program to San Antonio, Texas. CAST Tech is San Antonio’s first hi-tech high school and is an in-district charter of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). CAST Tech is a career-themed high school focused on coding, cyber security, gaming, entrepreneurship and more. The first class of 150 students began classes in Aug. 2017.
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Next week in Vancouver, Canada thousands of OpenStack users will meet at the seventeenth annual OpenStack Summit. This year will expand beyond OpenStack to cover topics like CI/CD, container infrastructure, Edge Computing, HPC, Open Source communities, private, hybrid, and public cloud, and telecommunications.
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