Ansible Users Now Have Access to phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud Modules


phoenixNAP, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, has received Ansible Certification for the collection of modules for its Bare Metal Cloud. The certification enables Ansible users to access Bare Metal Cloud modules via Ansible Automation Hub and leverage them to deploy a cloud native-ready IT environment.

Bare Metal Cloud is phoenixNAP’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that enables fully automated dedicated server provisioning on a pay-as-you-go model. It is built for organizations that rely on IT automation to speed up their CI/CD pipelines, get to market faster, and deliver exceptional user experiences.

Through integration with Ansible, a registered trademark of Red Hat, the platform enables instant provisioning and scaling of dedicated servers using a familiar interface. The modules are available within Ansible Galaxy, the official community hub for sharing Ansible content and automation solutions.

Provisioning of Instances, Databases, Storage, Networks

“Ansible integration provides an important deployment capability to Bare Metal Cloud users,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “They can leverage Ansible to automate platform management and monitoring processes for greater operational efficiencies and more consistent application deployments. Known for its simplicity and flexibility, Ansible is an efficient solution for deploying, managing, and scaling Bare Metal Cloud resources.”

As an open source automation platform, Ansible would simplify provisioning of instances, databases, storage, and networks in both virtualized and physical environments. It’s may also bring efficiencies for managing day-2 operations such as server patching, configuration management, and system monitoring. Using modules and the simple Playbook language, Ansible can provide an “easy-to-use” solution for streamlining different DevOps tasks.

DevOps Integrations

Ian McClarty
“Ansible integration provides an important deployment capability to Bare Metal Cloud users,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP.

Bare Metal Cloud users can leverage Ansible to streamline their IT infrastructure management processes and ensure consistency and reliability of their IT environment. The advanced scalability and performance potential of Bare Metal Cloud coupled with Ansible’s simplicity would enable modern organizations to ensure operational efficiency and continuous delivery.

“Bare Metal Cloud makes it possible to build a truly robust dedicated infrastructure environment in a matter of minutes,” added William Bell, EVP of Products at phoenixNAP. “The numerous DevOps integrations, flexible billing models, and expert support are just some of the advantages it brings to the modern DevOps community. We are excited to add Ansible integration to that list of advantages and continue to work on improving the platform’s accessibility, reliability, and efficiency.”

The Bare Metal Cloud module could be found in Ansible Galaxy here.

Bare Metal Cloud is now available in closed Beta and its general availability is scheduled for late September.