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Ansible Middleware : Automation of JBoss Web Server (JWS)

In a previous article, we discussed the importance of Ansible from a Middleware perspective and why making Middleware a first-class citizen in the Ansible ecosystem is crucial. In this post, we’ll explore the technical details of utilizing Ansible for automating a Middleware solution.  We’ll focus on one of the most used middleware software: Apache Tomcat. […]

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Culture Change in Automation: Declarative vs. Process Description

You might have guessed it: I’m an old IT guy. I grew up, when x86 was still the 8086 processor (and the TLA (Three Letter Acronym) “x86” hadn’t even been invented to describe the basis for a whole industry), so the topic of this article might seem a bit “far fetched” or reversely “state of […]

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Why do you need Ansible to Manage your Middleware Runtimes?

Surely, if you have a challenge (faster release, becoming more agile, scalability, …) coming up in the next few years for your application development and deployment, you have heard that containerizing your applications on OpenShift will be the answer. And down the road, when your infrastructure & internal processes have evolved enough, and when legal […]

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Music in the Rest Room

Overview I’ve been to a training site [1]. When closing the toilette door music started. This is completely unnecessary, but i liked the idea. More over i found it very relaxing, which fits to the sense of the word “rest room”. Since then i pushed to have the same functionality in my home. During refurbishment […]

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Ansible and Terraform Integration

Ansible & Terraform – together or against? I’ve worked in open source infrastructure consulting for more than 15 years and have used a fair number of the usual suspects from the automation space during this time. Home-brewn scripts, CFEngine, Puppet, to just name a few. When Red Hat acquired Ansible I was really excited, dove […]

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