Automate your patching workload with Red Hat Ansible
The client has hundreds of virtual machines in its data center that require constant care and feeding. Managing the application of security patches is a time-consuming process. There is a lot of demand creating a heavy workload on the IT staff. Due to this challenge, patching had taken a backseat. The client was looking for a way to automate this workload to save on time and resources.
The client chose CleanSlate because we had a preexisting relationship and the skills to get the job done. They trusted CleanSlate to take their solution to the next level. We helped implement the Ansible tool set (including Ansible Tower), ensured connectivity to the client’s environment and worked with the client’s team to develop playbooks to automate the application of security patches.
Results & Additional Info
CleanSlate’s solution helped the client to drive additional business value now that they are not focusing on their prior heavy workload. In addition, the client saw the following results:
• Patched server KPI before implementing the solution averaged 13-15% with a high water mark of 30%, during the monthly patching cycle.
• In the first month, they saw an increase to 64% of servers being patched and last month they broke 70%.
• Less than five support incidents were reported since the solution was put into place These results yielded a huge time savings and a more secure and reliable server environment.
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