The associated video is available: https://vimeo.com/107895274 Software configuration management tools are gaining ground everywhere. We've all probably at least heard of puppet, chef or salt by now, however there's a new rising star: Ansible. In this talk we'll learn about the way ansible approaches configuration management, software deployment, remote execution and other general IT tasks. We'll examine how to get up and running in a moment and how easy it is to manage multiple concurrent servers in parallel without needing additional daemons or bootstrapping! The talk will cover differences to puppet, chef etc and examine how to customise and extend Ansible with our favourite language. Join us for this talk and you'll see why this award winning Python project has relevance for PHP and your work life through getting your servers under control. This is a new talk about a relatively new configuration management system that is less complex to work with than puppet, chef, salt etc. but requires nothing extra on the machines being managed.