FusionLayer Playbook is now a Standard Ansible Feature: Ansible 2.4 Automates Network Parameter Provisioning

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Helsinki, Finland, September 26, 2017 ⎯ FusionLayer today announced that the latest Ansible release made on September 19, 2017 ships with FusionLayer Infinity Playbook as a standard feature. Thanks to the inclusion, all Ansible users will now be able to leverage FusionLayer Infinity for network and release parameter provisioning as part of their automated Information Technology (IT) processes without having to install any additional software on their Ansible instances.

At Ansiblefest on September 7, 2017 in San Francisco, Red Hat Inc. announced the upcoming Ansible version 2.4 geared towards harnessing the power of organization-wide automation. As part of this initiative, the company also unveiled a new networking add-on in an effort to expand the Ansible footprint also into the networking realm.

“The inclusion of FusionLayer Infinity Playbook into Ansible as a standard feature is very timely” said Teemu Sorvisto, the Chief Executive of FusionLayer. “With a rapidly growing installed base of joint customers running Ansible and FusionLayer Infinity side by side, we felt that introducing an even simpler way to integrate the two systems would add a lot of value to our enterprise customers.”

Most enterprises working on Hybrid IT and multi-cloud strategies continue to manage their enterprise network assignments with spreadsheets. These manual management processes increase the risk of overlapping networks and IP allocations that can lead to service downtime, and slow down the onboarding new application workloads. The virtual appliances offered by industry incumbents such as Infoblox also fall short, requiring a costly onboarding process that takes weeks to carry out.

FusionLayer eliminates these issues by centralizing the management of all enterprise networks. With native support for popular infrastructure solutions such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ansible by Red Hat, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), F5 Networks, Microsoft Azure, Nuage by Nokia and VMware, the FusionLayer solution allows all networks and release parameters to be provisioned from a single REST API regardless of whether the network infrastructure is being run in public clouds or in on-premise data centers.

“We have seen an increasing number of enterprise customers that run an architecture consisting of AWS, Cisco, F5, Microsoft and Red Hat” continued Teemu Sorvisto. “With plug-and-play support for all these technologies, FusionLayer Infinity is the ideal solution for organizations gearing up for IT transformation projects.”

The Infinity Playbook for Ansible is a standard feature in Ansible version 2.4, and is publicly available to all users with the Ansible community. To learn more and see a 1 minute video how to provision a network in seconds with Ansible and Infinity visit DevOps and Automation.

About FusionLayer
FusionLayer automates workflows and simplifies network management for service providers, data centers and enterprises that operate at scale. The company’s vendor agnostic technology unleashes network agility by powering interoperability between SDN-enabled, cloud-based and existing networks. Nine out of 10 of the world’s largest service providers leverage FusionLayer.