Ansible Automates 2020

December 2, 202011:00 AM - 5:00 PM(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Ansible Automates 2020 is a virtual conference that will help your organization deliver the right automation strategy and achieve the cultural change needed to succeed in the constantly evolving digital journey. In the current world of cloud and DevOps, automation can enable open ways of working that build business resilience and innovation in less time with lower costs. Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform lets you scale, create better governance, and speed operations while delivering agility and flexibility to your IT organization.

Your team

Align your group with other IT teams through DevOps practices

Your business

Create opportunities for collaboration and a culture of success while you navigate the hybrid cloud.

Why Attend?

Join #AnsibleAutomates2020 to rethink your business in all senses using automation.

Create, scale, and implement automation across your enterprise. At Ansible Automates Virtual 2020, you will hear from experts and industry thought leaders about how to improve your team’s effectiveness with Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform. Join us to find out about best practices and trends in IT automation for use case scenarios.

Who Should Attend?

Automation engineers, developers, DevOps engineers, engineering directors, IT managers, IT automation enthusiasts, network technicians, operations engineers, product/project managers, IT decision makers, release engineers, security engineers, security professionals, solutions architects, software engineers, systems administrators, systems engineers, systems managers.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Renewing your IT culture with Ansible Automation Platform
Abraham Snell, Solutions Architect, Red Hat
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Avoiding shelfware: Critical steps in Automation
Vinny Valdez, Senior Principal Architect, Red Hat
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
A tale of two vaults
Jason Ritenour, Domain Architect, Red Hat 
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Embodying enterprise scale automation adoption
Walter Bentley, Senior Manager, Automation Practice
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Automation Hub, host your Ansible content anywhere! 
Sean Cavanaugh, Technical Marketing Manager - Ansible Network Automation, Red Hat

Bluejeans, North Carolina  Bluejeans

Time: X:XX a.m. - X:XX p.m.

Session abstracts

Renewing your IT culture with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Abraham Snell, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
The conflict of system availability needs for business value vs. the necessity of system security and maintenance downtime is a seemingly unresolvable conflict. This session is designed to walk attendees through the technical and business processes of building an automated solution with patching as an example use case. Using Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform, we will develop an automated solution while simultaneously pointing out opportunities for change in communication, business value, and culture.
Automating for DevOps with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Vinny Valdez, Senior Principal Architect, Red Hat
Whether you’re unsure of where to start or struggling to expand automation beyond localized successes, you need to implement best practices to achieve the sustained transformation that enterprise-wide automation brings. In  this session, we’ll discuss the critical early steps for adopting automation successfully.
A Tale of Two Vaults 
Jason Ritenour, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, Red Hat
There’s no way around it—automation requires storing and handling credentials. Whether it’s a password, a private key, or a cloud provider access key, Ansible Vault lets you store and retrieve them more securely. However, as your DevOps toolchain expands, you’ll likely find you need your non-Ansible tools to handle these credentials as well. In this session, you’ll find out how to use a third party secrets management system, HashiCorp Vault, in conjunction with Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform to make safeguarding your credentials and other sensitive data dynamic and automated.
Adopting automation at enterprise scale
Walter Bentley, Senior Manager for Automation Practice, Red Hat
Organizations adopt automation to minimize the time and errors associated with manual configuration processes. Enterprise-wide automation is attractive because it provides scalability and agility, accelerating outcomes with consistent and repeatable processes that support a DevOps culture. While the promise of enterprise-wide automation is appealing, without a well-defined strategy, tooling, and people-centered approach, the benefits are quickly lost to constant change and lack of clarity. In this session, we’ll discuss proven approaches to implementing automation at scale using Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform. Join us to find out about key steps and considerations that promote success with an automation-first enterprise.
Automation Hub: Host your Ansible content anywhere!
Sean Cavanaugh, Technical Marketing Manager for Ansible Network Automation, Red Hat
In this session, we’ll discuss Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform, Ansible Content Collections, and how it distributes Ansible content. We will also discuss Automation Hub and why it's important as well as the newest Ansible Automation Platform component: Private Automation Hub. Private Automation Hub allows customers to host and curate their own Ansible Content Collections on-premises with their own infrastructure. Just like Red Hat Satellite helps our customers host Red Hat Enterprise Linux® content, Private Automation Hub does the same for Ansible content.


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