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SF Hosts AnsibleFest Nov. 19

It has been a busy couple of weeks for Ansible, a provider of powerful automation solutions designed to help enterprises move toward frictionless IT.

First, Red Hat acquires Ansible two weeks ago, which is both no small feat and a coup for the folks in Raleigh. The acquisition was a smart, yet expected, move: It marries Ansible’s ease of automation to the wide portfolio of Red Hat clientele, driving down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environments. In short, by writing a check, Red Hat expanded its leadership in hybrid cloud management.

AnsibleFest logoIn addition, related to the purchase or not, Ansible has also started getting some traction at this week’s OpenStack Summit in Tokyo this week, and as that show progresses we will see where Red Hat will guide its new acquisition.

But wait, there’s more: If you haven’t gotten enough of Ansible and find you want more, AnsibleFest is upcoming in San Francisco next month. On Nov. 19 at the InterContinental San Francisco hotel, a day-long conference brings together hundreds of Ansible users, developers and industry partners to share best-practices, case studies and Ansible news.

Among the confirmed speakers and sessions are Stephen Brandon, a DevOps Engineer at Sparkcentral, speaking on “Deploying Microservices”; Carnegie Mellon’s Matt Kaar, speaking on “Building Cyber Exercise Environments”; “Lessons Automating the Deployment of J.Crew’s Website,” a talk given by Oscar Gonzalez, Principal Software Engineer at Sawyer Effect; and “The new era of OpenStack modules in Ansible,” a talk given by Jesse Keating, Senior Software Engineer, Blue Box (an IBM Company).

There also will be demonstrations on the use of Ansible and how it benefits IT departments.

Tickets for the day-long event are $349, with a special four-pack of tickets which are going for $260 per ticket (you’ll have to do the math yourself, but I think the savings is around $450 when you buy four at the special rate).

For more information, visit the AnsibleFest website, and enjoy the show!

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