Who is it about?
A publicly listed transport and logistics company in Europe, offering global transport services by road, air, sea and train. The company is structured into three divisions, Road, Air & Sea, and Solutions. Its main activities lie within road transport networks in Europe, North America and South Africa, global air and sea freight forwarding business, and contract logistics across the globe.
Due to acquiring other logistics companies that brought in their existing infrastructure, the company had a very heterogeneous, fragmented environment with redundancies in tools. This also led to slow decision-making and roll-out processes.
Our cloudWerkstatt experts provided their expertise as Ansible consultants. The main tasks in Ansible automation included setting up Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. The first big objective was to create roles for ensuring CIS (Centre for Internet Security) compliance, followed by creating customized images for GCP (Google Cloud Platform), AWS (Amazon Web Services), VMWare, OpenStack, and the automation for the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform setup. Further tasks were automating patching and installation as well as configuration of various services. As a result, the customer is now able to create images compliant with their security requirements for various platforms and, consequently, to conveniently manage hosts spread over their diverse environment using Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Ansible.