In this chapter, you learned about the main Ansible features, but obviously, we have not covered every single possibility, as it would take us a couple of books to master them. Also, there is another catch here: DevOps tools are evolving constantly.
When you are working on the DevOps side of the IT world, you always need to be willing to learn new things on the fly.
Ansible was originally created to fully provision VMs in the cloud (and on premises), but slowly, it is gravitating toward configuration management as more modern tools, such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm, are increasing their market share, leveraging Docker into the full software development life cycle in a continuous delivery environment.
In the next chapter, you will learn more about Kubernetes and Docker Swarm as they are the next big things in DevOps. Kubernetes, particularly, is an orchestration tool that I think will take over all the others in the next few months or years as it offers all the resources needed by...