Case Study

Ansible Case Study with Verizon Media

1 Billion Customers Served
65%Increase in Efficiency

Company Details

Industry: Communications

Company Size: 10,350 Employees

Location: GA, US

Products: Consulting and Training

Cprime Services:

The Problem

With a continually growing business and a lean, 11-person team the Director of Infrastructure needed to minimize the amount of manual tasks his team performed while continuously adding new servers.

Learn how Verizon Media increased efficiency by 65% in this Ansible case study.

  • More 2,000 security bugs fixed through automated bulk operations in two-days.
  • Improved collaboration between development teams.
  • Incremental and rapid steps toward 100% infrastructure and configuration as code.

The Challenge

Ansible Case Study: Keeping Up with Demand

Digital media conglomerate Verizon Media serves one billion customers world-wide across more than 20 brands. With such a large and continuously growing customer base, it is imperative that Verizon Media’s IT operations departments keep pace with the demands of the business and the market.

Director of Infrastructure and Platforms Engineering and Database Operations at Verizon Media, Ramesh, had two major challenges related to scaling the capabilities of his IT operations teams. His first challenge was to manage a continually growing number of servers with a lean, 11-person team. His second challenge was the need to minimize the amount of manual tasks his team was performing. Manually configuring a large number of servers made the work extremely time-consuming, error-prone, and at times not even feasible.

The Solution

Automating Capabilities

In this ansible case study, Read about how the team combatted challenges. Ramesh made a commitment to improve his teams’ capabilities through automation. His goal was to have 100% infrastructure and configuration as code by the end of 2019.

After testing several tools, Ramesh and his team found the configuration management tool, Ansible, to be the solution for accomplishing such an ambitious goal. To ensure they utilized the full capabilities of the tool, Ramesh enrolled his team into a private, onsite delivery of Ansible Configuration Management Boot Camp.

Training up on Ansible

The course material in the two-day, Ansible Boot Camp was exactly what his team was looking for. The course demonstrated the flexibility and power of Ansible, and how it can be used to build and scale a highly reliable infrastructure for their environments and projects. The course not only taught the need-to-know basics, but advanced applications of the tool as well, through a mixture of lecture and hands-on lab activities.

Because their team had to manually configure almost four dozen servers across multiple data centers, they were particularly enthused about the sections of the course that dealt with increasing the availability of infrastructure.  The team also found a great deal of value from the course modules focused on installing and using Ansible Playbooks and improving CI/CD pipelines using Ansible.

About Cprime

An Alten Company, Cprime is a global consulting firm helping transforming businesses get in sync. Cprime is the partner of choice for Fortune 100 companies looking to achieve value and agility. We help visionary business leaders compose solutions, execute implementations, and exceed business goals. With our key partnership recognitions, including Atlassian Platinum, AWS Advanced, and SAFe Gold SPCT partner, our industry-leading software and services work in synergy to deliver transformations.

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