In-Person Event

Ansible Automates - Raleigh

November 7, 2019Raleigh, North CarolinaJunction West


Ansible Automates is a full-day, complementary, 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 in partnership with Intel. Red Hat is proud to partner with an 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. 

Junction West 
310 S West St., Suite 110 
Raleigh, NC 27603

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thank you to our partner, Intel.

Time Session Title Speaker
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Emcee Kaete Piccirilli
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Intel The Composable Data Center Jason Lamb
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session 1 State of Automation Kaete Piccirilli
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break    
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Session 2 Automation Doesn’t Replace Your Job, It Strengthens Your Position Maksim Nikiforov
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 3 Automation Analytics -- Now Included in your Ansible Automation Platform Anna Noftle and Bill Nottingham
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch    
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Session 4 How to Leverage Ansible Security Automation as a Dev or a SecOps Practitioner Colin McCarthy
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session 5  Ansible Network Automation Resource Modules, coming with the Ansible Platform launch  Sean Cavanaugh
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Session 6 Manage Windows Like Linux with Ansible Colin McNaughton
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing and Q&A      


Title: The Composable Data Center
Speaker: Jason Lamb, Cloud / Software Defined Infrastructure Technology Solutions Specialist, Intel
Abstract: This session will describe the impact that societal digital transformation is having on data center architectures, and how automation is emerging as the key enabling technology for these transformed data center infrastructures. We’ll discuss how societal digital transformation drives more automated data center infrastructures, and what the emerging multi cloud management infrastructure looks like. We’ll close with looking at key Red Hat and Intel technologies in this multi cloud management ecosystem, as well as a glimpse in to the future of automated data center infrastructures.
Title: Automation Doesn’t Replace Your Job, It Strengthens Your Position
Speaker: Maksim Nikiforov, Solutions Architect
Abstract: Just about every business and agency is developing an IT automation strategy to increase their time to market and decrease human error. However, not everyone is excited about this new direction. Some IT workers are concerned that “automation” is a code word for “job elimination”. In this session, we’ll examine why that fear is not a reality. In fact, automation is having quite the opposite effect by creating new roles and career paths in IT. Ansible automation has simply shifted the workload from manual, time consuming, and error-prone tasks to automated workflows that are faster, safer, and reusable. But we need experts in those things we automate. Come hear about how you can strengthen your value in the workforce by embracing automation rather than dismissing it.
Title: Automation Analytics -- Now Included in your Ansible Automation Platform
Speakers: Anna Noftle, Product Marketing Manager and Bill Nottingham, Senior Principal Product Manager
Abstract: Automation Analytics, a new cloud service from Red Hat, provides valuable insights and data about what, when and where Ansible Automation is being used.  In addition, this data can also provide who is performing what automation and provide breakouts for comparing that data across an enterprise. We will walk through how to enable this feature on Ansible Tower and show the use cases we provide today.  We will discuss viewing automation across all Ansible Tower clusters for an enterprise, notifications of cluster health and finally breakdowns of Automation use by organizations. We’ll also discuss where we want to take Automation Analytics in the future, in conjunction with customers like you!
Title: How to Leverage Ansible Security Automation as a Dev or a SecOps Practitioner
Speaker: Colin McCarthy, Senior Solutions Architect
Abstract: Introducing automation into your security practices is easy, but planning is required to ensure to implement it in production and at scale. Learn how to architect your Security Automation practice with Ansible, future-proofing its usage to speed up threat analysis and perform remediations.
Title: Ansible Network Automation Resource Modules, coming with the Ansible Platform launch
Speaker: Sean Cavanaugh, Technical Marketing Manager
Abstract: This talk will cover Ansible Network Automation resource modules, a new type of module coming in the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform launch November 2019.  We will cover simple use-cases and how to get started with Ansible Automation for your network infrastructure
Title: Manage Windows Like Linux with Ansible
Speaker: Colin McNaughton, Product Marketing Manager
Abstract: See how Ansible addresses ten common Windows automation pain points in ways that aren't very Windows-y

Junction West
310 S West St., Suite 110
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please send us an email.

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