Rapid setups and configs with Ansible
November 24, 2020

Rapid setups and configs with Ansible

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is used in our organization as a means to automate the deployment of our containers and infrastructure when spinning up new environments. As users of RHOS and OCP, it was a natural progression to use Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform for automation of our work. This was first used by our sister team and subsequently rolled out to the other teams due to its effectiveness in automating tasks.
  • Rapid automation and deployment of components
  • Easy-to-write scripts and configurations
  • Excellent documentation and support
  • Requires buy-in into the Red Hat ecosystem
  • Less value when existing applications have not been containerized
  • Tower UI for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform could be improved, helps with troubleshooting
  • Huge savings on configuration and setup time
  • Allows for quick turnover of projects and knowledge sharing
  • Force multiplier, as multiple projects can be handled easily
Compared to Jenkins, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is better suited for the use in a Red Hat environment. Being a Red Hat product, the integrations with OpenShift operators are much easier to implement as compared to Jenkins. This reduces the amount of time taken to write scripts for the pipeline and test, speeding up the project velocity when it comes to setup and configuration.
I would say that a baseline of understanding about how to work with Kubernetes/OpenShift and YAML files is a prerequisite to using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. Once those baselines are established, being able to use this platform is much simpler. Red Hat has done a great job in documentation and making Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform something useful for DevOps to quickly get pipelines and configurations up and running quickly.
Red Hat is legendary for their customer support, and it clearly shows in the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. The documentation is verbose and kept up to date, and Red Hat reps and engineers are easily contactable when any issues are encountered. This gives customers the confidence to make use of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, knowing that there is ample support and active development done with the product.

Do you think Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform's feature set?

Yes

Did Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform again?

Yes

Overall, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is very well suited for the use provisioning of application components and software. Configuration and deployments tend to be huge time sinks for the team, so with the implementation of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, we have significantly improved the lead time required to provision resources. Once the scripts have been prepared, it is very seamless to use this platform for implementing "infrastructure as code."