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AUTOMATION DOESN'T REPLACE YOUR JOB, IT STRENGTHENS YOUR POSITION - Bill Hirsch

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Ansible Automates is a full-day, one-track conference that takes the best Ansible content and presents it to regional audiences around the world. We are able to share our automation stories across the globe thanks to our sponsor, Dell EMC. Red Hat is proud to partner with this industry leader in an effort to bring automation to everyone.

Ansible experts and industry thought leaders will present on trending topics focused around automation. Breakfast and lunch will be served. You will also get a chance to take a photo opp with all the Presidents mascots during lunch.

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AUTOMATION DOESN'T REPLACE YOUR JOB, IT STRENGTHENS YOUR POSITION - Bill Hirsch

  1. 1. EMBRACING AUTOMATION Automation doesn’t replace your position, it strengthens it Bill Hirsch Principal Solutions Architect
  2. 2. Embracing Automation2 WHO AM I? Principal Solution Architect - RHCA, RHCE Work with state & local gov’t, higher education, healthcare customers to build automation strategies Former Director of Infrastructure at a large healthcare companybhirsch@redhat.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/billhirsch/ https://github.com/bhirsch70
  3. 3. Embracing Automation3 WHAT'S THIS SESSION ABOUT? ● The Need for Automation in the Enterprise ● Fear and Resistance of Automation ● Helping your Organization Adopt Ansible
  4. 4. THE NEED FOR AUTOMATION
  5. 5. Embracing Automation5 AUTOMATION IS BUSINESS PRIORITY
  6. 6. Embracing Automation6 3 ROI ON ANSIBLE TOWER 146% < MONTHS PAYBACK ON ANSIBLE TOWER FINANCIAL SUMMARY: SOURCE: "The Total Economic Impact™ Of Red Hat Ansible Tower, a June 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Red Hat." redhat.com/en/engage/total-economic-impact-ansible-tower-20180710 BY THE NUMBERS: Reduction in recovery time following a security incident94% 84% Savings by deploying workloads to generic systems appliances using Ansible Tower 67% Reduction in man hours required for customer deliveries
  7. 7. Embracing Automation7 AUTOMATION IS HERE TO STAY Staff growth is flat Common automation language builds bridges between silosManual tasks are slow and dangerous Configuration drift is a serious problem Tribal knowledge becomes cultural knowledge Information Technology Intelligence Corp.’s (ITIC) 2018 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Survey ● 59% of unplanned downtime
  8. 8. FEAR AND RESISTANCE
  9. 9. Embracing Automation9 PRIORITY… SCHMIORITY “There is too much variation to automate this” “We don’t have time to learn yet another technology” “... the process is too complex to automate… too many moving parts”
  10. 10. Embracing Automation10 “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
  11. 11. Embracing Automation11 WHAT CAN I DO USING ANSIBLE? Automate the deployment and management of your entire IT footprint. Orchestration Do this... Firewalls Configuration Management Application Deployment Provisioning Continuous Delivery Security and Compliance On these... Load Balancers Applications Containers Clouds Servers Infrastructure Storage And more...Network Devices
  12. 12. Embracing Automation12 ANSIBLE EXPERTISE ALONE ISN’T ENOUGH
  13. 13. Embracing Automation13 WE NEED ANSIBLE + DOMAIN EXPERTISE
  14. 14. Embracing Automation14 ANSIBLE JOB OPENINGS (US)
  15. 15. ENABLEMENT & ADOPTION
  16. 16. Embracing Automation16 BUILD IT AND THEY WILL… UM… WELL... Implementation is only step 1
  17. 17. Embracing Automation17 101 - HOW TO FAIL Solution in search of a problem Use it… we already paid for it Your thing stinks, this thing is better
  18. 18. Embracing Automation18 LEARN Hands-on training Free Public or at customer site Individual environment per/participant Write your first playbook Create an Ansible Role Install Ansible Tower Execute your own automations WHAT IS IT? WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  19. 19. Embracing Automation19 LEARN Online / On Premise / In Classroom Red Hat certified instruction Complete Ansible course portfolio Ansible Engine & Tower in depth Ansible modules Best practices WHAT IS IT? WHAT YOU’LL LEARN RED HAT TRAINING
  20. 20. Embracing Automation20 COLLABORATE + Pre-packaged Ansible Roles Use and contribute Nearly 20K roles to choose from Over 89K repositories with Ansible content Use existing playbooks to jumpstart your project or use as reference Contribute playbooks to the community <YOUR REPO HERE> Centralized content Encourages reuse Becomes a learning tool
  21. 21. Embracing Automation21 DEMONSTRATE VALUE Lunch & Learns Only real use cases Find a champion Demo, Demo, Demo ROAD SHOW
  22. 22. THANK YOU plus.google.com/+RedHat linkedin.com/company/red-hat youtube.com/user/RedHatVideos facebook.com/redhatinc twitter.com/RedHat

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