Thursday, February 27

Red Hat launches Ansible Automation Platform

Open source solutions specialist Red Hat has announced the availability of Ansible Automation Platform. The latter combines the Ansible Tower, Ansible Engine and Red Hat Network Automation modules.

Ansible Tower and Engine as well as Red Hat Network Automation are the key components of Ansible Automation Platform.  (credit: DR)

Red Hat has announced the release of Ansible Automation Platform, based on the eponymous open source tool dedicated to the management and automation of infrastructures, which has a certain success in companies. There are already more than 4 million Ansible Nodes tied to a Red Hat Paid Support Subscription, and most are related to IT automation cases as part of a global DevOps strategy, told Richard Henshall. Red Hat Product Manager Ansible Automation.

“The platform will allow companies to expand the scope and scale of their automation faster to increase efficiency and productivity,” said Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Red Hat. Three modules make up this solution, namely Ansible Tower and Engine as well as Red Hat Network Automation, on which SaaS features have been added: Content Collections, Hub and Analytics.

Hub repository used by Cisco, F5, Google Cloud, Microsoft and Netapp

Content Collections organizes Ansible content, including modules, plug-ins, roles, and playbooks, to enable customers and contributors to distribute, share, and consume content independently of Ansible publishing cycles. For the Hub Repository, it enables Red Hat and its partners (Cisco, F5, Google Cloud, Microsoft and Netapp as a first step) to publish and access certified content collections for users to quickly deploy their custom solutions for Ansible . Finally, Analytics includes statistics and data on the most used modules and resources, and the integrity and performance of automation environments.

“Red Hat customers can evaluate their automation efforts within and between their internal groups. In addition, customers will be able to compare their automation efforts with those of industry peers by choosing to share anonymized automation metrics with Red Hat, “the publisher said.