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1 minute read Published: Author: Christopher Gervais
Drupal Planet , Automation , DevOps , Ansible , OpenStack , Presentations


On Friday, October 18th, I presented at DrupalCamp Ottawa 2019. That’s the annual gathering of the Drupal community in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Session information:

Ever heard of infrastructure-as-code? The idea is basically to use tools like Ansible or Terraform to manage the composition and operation of your cloud systems. This allows infrastructure to be treated just like any other software system. The code can be committed into Git which allows auditability, and reproducibility. It can therefore be tested and integrated into full continuous delivery processes.

Ansible provides tonnes of cloud management modules, from simple Linodes or Digital Ocean Droplets through globe-spanning AWS networks. Ansible also strives for simplicity, resulting in playbooks that are essentially self-documenting.

In this session, we will:

  • explore the principles of infrastructure-as-code and how to operationalize them;
  • introduce Ansible and it’s cloud modules;
  • build a full OpenStack cloud infrastructure end-to-end from scratch.

A video recording of my presentation is available on YouTube.

My presentation slidedeck can be downloaded here: Automate All the Things!


The article DrupalCamp Ottawa 2019: Automate All the Things first appeared on the Consensus Enterprises blog.

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