Ansible is an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool enabling infrastructure as code that runs on Unix-like systems.
Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.
Designed for multi-tier deployments since day one, Ansible models your IT infrastructure by describing how all of your systems inter-relate, rather than just managing one system at a time.
It uses no agents and no additional custom security infrastructure, so it's easy to deploy - and most importantly, it uses a very simple language (YAML, in the form of Ansible Playbooks) that allow you to describe your automation jobs in a way that approaches plain English.
On this page, we'll give you a really quick overview so you can see things in context. For more detail, hop over to docs.ansible.com.