Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure. It builds on Red Hat’s standard for hybrid cloud automation that has been refined for the evolving realities of computing at hybrid cloud scale. The collaboration between Red Hat and Microsoft delivers a powerful solution that provides customers flexibility in how they adopt automation to deliver any application, anywhere, without additional overhead or complexity.
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Combined, the power of cloud computing and the convenience of a managed offering allow IT organizations to quickly automate and scale in their cloud. Red Hat and Microsoft customers don’t have to worry about deploying and configuring a solution that can address enterprise-class use cases. Instead, they can start working immediately on complex scenarios like automated OS configuration, application provisioning, network automation, infrastructure as code (IaC) and security orchestration.
According to an IDC report1, “virtually (97%) of organizations see major barriers to their ability to effectively employ automation across their enterprise. Through 2023, many IT automation efforts will be delayed or will fail outright due to underinvestment in creating IT/Sec/DevOps teams with the right tools and skills. The end goal is to deliver consistent, coherent and cooperative automation at scale.”
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure helps IT organizations perform these challenging tasks at scale while minimizing user error. The integration with Azure services, including Azure compute, network and storage can further increase the ROI of automation, allowing customers to scale their IT operations.
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure enables enterprise IT teams to achieve greater scale, speed and standardization with automation practices for their hybrid cloud. This helps to remove the infrastructure maintenance and operational burden from IT teams, enabling them to focus purely on delivering automation strategies for a more efficient, flexible and scalable business.
The latest version of Ansible Automation Platform added self-contained automation capabilities to deploy at massive scale across hybrid clouds and edge environments, while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle. Its flexible foundation, tools, services and capabilities offer a whole new level of customization and control that expands the boundaries of what is possible for enterprises.
Any customers interested in a private preview of the new Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure can sign up now.
1 IDC, Enhancing IT Operations with Automation Is a Priority in 2021, Doc # US47555321, Mar 2021