Cloud Hosting Provider ProfitBricks Adds Support for Ansible and Chef

ProfitBricks, a provider of IaaS cloud hosting infrastructure, has added support for Ansible and Chef. The launch of these DevOps tool kits would provide ProfitBricks cloud infrastructure users more automation options.

chef-cloudAnsible is a platform for configuring and managing data center infrastructure. It combines multi-node software deployment, ad-hoc task execution and configuration management. Ansible’s agentless configuration management software is rapidly gaining in popularity by DevOps professionals as they use its playbooks functionality to automate cloud (hosting) infrastructure.

Chef is a configuration management tool that DevOps professionals use to create system configuration “recipes.” Written in the popular Ruby language, Chef would make it simple to manage complex infrastructure and the applications running on it.

Documentation and links to the GitHub repositories for the ProfitBricks integration can be found in the DevOps Central community alongside the ProfitBricks REST API and documentation for the support of a number of multi-cloud libraries and SDKs for Python, Ruby, .NET, Node.js, Go and Java.

cloud-hosting-profitbricks“ProfitBricks has been leveraging DevOps automation in-house for a long time and is leading the way to ensure that the cloud can be configured in any way and automated using a team’s favorite tools,” said Achim Weiss, CEO and co-founder at ProfitBricks. “Ansible and Chef are two of the leading configuration management systems and it’s our goal to make the transition to cloud hosting infrastructure painless for developers, operations and/or DevOps professionals.”

With offices in Berlin, Germany, San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, cloud hosting provider ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest cloud providers of 2015 by CRN and was also the recipient of a Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014.