Ansible is a community project sponsored by Red Hat, it’s an open-source project that helps automate IT tasks.
In simple terms, if I want to define Ansible then it would be like
Ansible is a simple automation tool which helps us to automate most IT tasks.
Why Ansible? / Advantages of Ansible
- It is free to use by everyone.
- It is lightweight, and no constraints regarding the operating system or underlying hardware are present.
- It is secure due to its agentless capabilities and open SSH security features.
- Its modularity regarding plugins, inventories, modules, and playbooks makes Ansible the perfect companion to orchestrate large environments.
Other Ansible Products
- Ansible Galaxy
Galaxy provides pre-packaged units of work known to Ansible as roles and collections.
- Ansible AWX
The AWX project—AWX for short—is an open-source community project, sponsored by Red Hat, that enables users to better control their community Ansible project use in IT environments. AWX is the upstream project from which the automation controller component is ultimately derived.
- Ansible Vault
Ansible Vault is a feature of ansible that allows you to keep sensitive data such as passwords or keys in encrypted files, rather than as plaintext in playbooks or roles. These vault files can then be distributed or placed in source control.
Join the community
Ansible is automation powered by people. The open-source projects that comprise the Ansible Automation Platform are created with contributions from an active Ansible community. Discover for yourself why Ansible is one of the largest open-source projects in the world.
Ansible Official:- https://www.ansible.com/