Episode 157 – Orchestration, config management, automation, what does it all mean?

Today we are joined by Mark Phillips, product marketing manager and more interestingly, heavily involved with Ansible at Red Hat. Now, rather than making this episode specifically about Ansible, Mark shares his extensive expertise on the subjects of orchestration, config management and automation.

Mark shares his 25 years of experience on various questions covering the usual  “what, why and who”. A bit of history is included and of course the difference in approach for cloud versus on-premise also come up.

Specific terminology is explained and we cover the usual excuses for not using things like config management. For those that are still on the fence the information shared by Mark should give you a firm grasp of the concepts and deployment methods and help you get started.

During the interview, Mark mentioned a number of blogs and other online resources:

Many thanks to Mark for spending time with us and sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with our audience!

Since the interview did run a bit long, this will be a two-parter and we will probably follow this up with a more in depth discussion on Ansible. Let us know of you have any questions you want to see answered?

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Jhon Masschelein

Author: Jhon Masschelein

Tackler of advanced Cloud and Hadoop challenges in a world of open-source technologies. – Impossible is merely a matter of time and effort. –

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