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DevOps: AnsibleWorks promises easier administration of cloud or datacenter infrastructure

Every time I meet another company that helps DevOps types do their work, I think of my brother +Alex Scoble who works for the government in Oregon keeping tons of infrastructure up and running in datacenters and cloud systems.

Here +Tim Gerla , VP of Services, shows me +AnsibleWorks  , which is a dev/op tool that helps you administer your cloud computing and datacenter infrastructure.

It's easier than the competitors and lets you avoid writing scripts or custom code to deploy and update your applications.

My brother is using +Puppet Labs. I wonder if this, or SaltStack (which I featured on a previous video at ) will get him to switch?
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One problem is that Ansible manages Linux only so isn't really suited to heterogeneous environments.
Yes, what I meant was that it can't currently manage windows.
As an aside, the fact that Microsoft has never built SSH functionality into Windows is a pretty major mistake, in my opinion.
How does Ansible respond to the criticism that "SSH in a loop is not configuration management"?
Not managing windows is a feature not a bug IMHO
Unless you need to manage Windows...
Getting SSH setup correctly between all the systems is always the first thing I do, and then everything I develop from there leverages off it.   Been doing it this way for decades and ended up developing software modules to provide higher and higher level abstractions.