Config management systems are a dime a dozen, everybody has one and everybody has their favorite. What most suffer from is the need to configure your system, in order to configure your system. In the cloud world this is an especially difficult problem.
Ansible is a radically simple IT orchestration solution that automates configuration, software deployment, and other IT needs. Start with nothing you can build up virt or cloud instances, using nothing more than an ssh key you can boot strap from a base image to whatever you need. Local actions, remote actions, on the fly dependencies, planned actions and arbitrary execution. While incredibly simple, Ansible can be incredibly powerful.
This talk will introduce Ansible and demonstrate a number of the features. It'll be fun, it'll be informative, and it'll get everybody excited about infrastrucutre orchestration! Whether you are responsible for one machine or thousands, orchestration and config management is critical to a happy environment.