Red Hat Acquires Ansible to Boost its IT Automation Solutions

By CIOReview | Monday, November 2, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C.: Red Hat expands its enterprise IT portfolio by announcing the acquisition of Ansible, a provider of powerful IT automation solutions for enterprise.

The buyout will enable Red Hat users to leverage Ansible’s automation capabilities along with Red Hat’s current management portfolio to trim the cost and complexity of deploying and managing cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environment.

Ansible’s solutions can be easily operated without any need of special coding skills, thus eliminating the most significant barrier to automation across IT. Red Hat will now integrate Ansible to its hybrid management portfolio enabling customers to deploy and manage applications across private and public clouds, accelerate service delivery through DevOps initiatives, streamline Open Stack installations and upgrades and simplify orchestration and configuration to broaden container adoption.

By adding Ansible to the portfolio, Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud and IT management solutions will include Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Satellite and Ansible and Ansible Tower.

Red Hat CloudForms is an open management platform that provides orchestration, governance and policy-based control across hybrid cloud. Red Hat Satellite is a lifecycle management solution with integrated infrastructure provisioning, software distribution, patch management and auditing capabilities. Ansible and Ansible Tower is an IT automation and Devops platform that provides simplified multi-ties application deployment and IT automation across hybrid clouds.

"We're thrilled that Red Hat, a global leader in open source, has chosen Ansible to tackle the future of IT automation and systems management,” says Saïd Ziouani, co-founder and CEO, Ansible. “This is a strong validation that Ansible's simplicity, enterprise customer base and robust community is winning in enterprise IT automation, from compute to networking to cloud to containers."