3 weeks ago I was talking to an IT Operations friend and we were chatting about IT Automation Tools. He said he used Ansible. Why didn't he use PuppetLabs or Chef? He runs servers in a remote secure environment and using SSH with no agents would work to drive automation. Wandering around OSCON I talked to a few Ansibleworks staff and now GigaOm's Barb Darrow reports on the company being funded.
Here is the elevator pitch.
The company’s sales pitch is that devops and systems administrators want something more “holistic” than Opscode Chef or Puppet Labs’ Puppet (see disclosure) configuration management tools to do their jobs. AnsibleWorks says it focuses both on up-front configuration management and the actual deployment itself.
In the same way that the data center industry is a small world. The IT automation operations is a small one too.