A couple of former Red Hat (s rhat) veterans think there's an easier way to configure, deploy and manage IT across an organization and founded AnsibleWorks to attack that problem.
Systems administrators and developers want one tool for deployment, configuration and management -- they don't want to deal with agents and add-ons, said Said Siouani, CEO of Santa Barbara, Calif.-based AnsibleWorks.
I have been using Eucalyptus heavily (as a quality engineer it is my day to day) for the past 1.5 years. I know the ins and the outs of system and am constantly tracking new features and bug fixes that arrive. With this knowledge it makes me a prime candidate to find out how other pieces of the cloud story can integrate with Eucalyptus.
I am working on this Nilgiri project lately aiming to provide a flexible environment of managing private cloud or hybrid cloud to the end users as well as for the sysadmins to make managing cloud simpler than ever. So, someone doesn't need a tech-expert just to run an instance or to take a snapshot for later use or may be an user want to change his server's security group at this very moment and he doesn't have to wait for the system admin to response.