Red Hat today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ansible, a provider of IT automation solutions designed to help enterprises move toward frictionless IT. Ansible's automation capabilities, together with Red Hat's existing management portfolio, will help users drive down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environments. With today's announcement, Red Hat expands hybrid cloud management, OpenStack and containers.
Ansible does not require any special coding skills, removing some of the most significant barriers to automation across IT.
From deployment and configuration to rolling upgrades, by adding Ansible to its hybrid management portfolio, Red Hat will help customers to:
-Deploy and manage applications across private and public clouds.
-Speed service delivery through DevOps initiatives.
-Streamline OpenStack installations and upgrades.
-Accelerate container adoption by simplifying orchestration and configuration.
With the addition of Ansible, Red Hat's open hybrid cloud and IT management solutions will include:
-Red Hat CloudForms, an open management platform that provides orchestration, governance and policy-based control across hybrid clouds enabling self-service provisioning, and resource management as well as quota enforcement, metering and chargeback.
-Red Hat Satellite, a comprehensive lifecycle management solution with integrated infrastructure provisioning, software distribution, patch management and auditing capabilities.
-Ansible and Ansible Tower, an IT automation and DevOps platform that provides significantly simplified multi-tier application deployment and IT automation across hybrid clouds.