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Learning Ansible 2 - Second Edition by Fabio Alessandro Locati

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Software distribution strategy

Deploying applications is probably one of the most complex tasks in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field. This is mainly caused by the fact that it often requires changing the state of the majority of machines that are somehow part of that application. In fact, often you find yourself having to change the state of load balancers, distribution servers, application servers, and database servers all at the same time during a deployment. New technologies, like containers, are trying to make those operations simpler, but often is not easy or possible to just move a legacy application to a container.

What we are now going to see are the various software distribution strategies and how Ansible can help ...

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