These components typically take weeks of manual effort from several team members to deploy, with an increased risk of human error given the scale and complexity of the work.
With Ansible Automation Platform, Ulta Beauty decreased deployment time from three weeks down to less than a day.
As phase two of the project gains momentum, Red Hat and Ulta Beauty have begun establishing communities of practice, bringing teams together by connecting workflows, incorporating an automation component at the core of roles and enabling data driven ROI assessment for all automation projects.
Ulta Beauty plans to continue using Ansible Automation Platform for its third phase, which will focus on driving automation as a core part of the toolkit to effectively eliminate manual configuration management and deployment.
Thomas Anderson, Vice President, Ansible, Red Hat, says: “Organisations now see automation success as extending beyond the confines of DevOps to all functional teams.”
“Red Hat’s vision is to support enterprises as their automation approaches expand, enabling customers to use Ansible Automation Platform as common ground for varying domains and disciplines, and ultimately drive a culture of automation.”
Jesse Amerson, IT Director, Ulta Beauty, says: “Every organisation with a large technological footprint is deploying in the cloud and building a hyperscaler strategy, so implementing tools that help us run better and faster in the cloud is critical.”
“We can directly deploy and run Ansible Automation Platform in the environments that we need to with the scale and speed that’s required. In addition, the built-in capabilities of Ansible Automation Platform provide an accelerator in a box.”
“It’s the de facto standard that many of our vendors and partners also use to write scripts to install, configure and maintain their technology, which creates a network effect for professionals who utilise the platform.”