Most, if not all IT shops, are continually looking for opportunities to reduce costs, deliver efficiency, and be prudent with their time. Automation with custom scripts is a common approach. Yet maintaining these scripts is cumbersome and time consuming.
As data management experts, NetApp leans on tools like RedHat Ansible to automate software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. NetApp IT relies on some of these NetApp valuable Ansible modules to automate their storage configuration tasks. For example, we have used the Ansible ONTAP modules to reduce Day 0 build times from a 2-day manual process to an automated, 10-minute process.