Red Hat Launches its Ansible Automation Platform in the AWS Marketplace

RedHat has announced that they have launched the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform in the AWS marketplace.

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform’s availability in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Building on Red Hat’s goal to extend a common IT automation solution wherever organisations operate, this new offering enables customers to quickly automate and scale operations from their datacenter on AWS and out to the network’s edge.

According to an IDC report, customers “should focus on the capabilities of their cloud management and automation solutions to help reduce costs and more effectively manage their multiple cloud environments. Over 90% of enterprises surveyed tell IDC they are using multiple clouds. The return on investment of cloud automation to reduce the cost of operation, optimise cloud resources, and quicker time to market should be forefront in any conversations.”

Ansible Automation Platform brings leading automation technology to one of the world’s top public clouds, limiting the overhead and complexity that can arise with automating across the hybrid cloud. IT organisations can now reap the benefits of a platform that they are already familiar with and is likely already integrated into their operations. Available in AWS Marketplace, the new offering can help remove many of the burdens associated with self-deployment, helping IT teams to start automating immediately upon installation. Red Hat and AWS customers with varying skill levels can access a fast and simple way to deploy automation at scale with a solution that’s optimised for the cloud. 

As enterprises further invest in hybrid cloud environments, they need management tools that can execute at the required ​​scale, speed, and standardisation. Ansible Automation Platform makes it easier to manage AWS infrastructure, streamlining and operationalising otherwise complex and potentially error-prone activities. With availability in AWS Marketplace, Red Hat is making it easier than ever for customers to access and use Red Hat’s powerful automation technology across cloud platforms. IT teams can coordinate and manage AWS environments in a simple and effective way without having to learn a new tool or integrate additional technologies into their operations.  

Not only can Red Hat customers benefit from the integrated billing and native AWS services, but they can also take advantage of AWS’s broad portfolio of cloud services with the AWS Cloud Control API. The set of common APIs allows the rapid introduction of new AWS services and implementation of new features to existing ones, providing a consistent method for developers to manage the lifecycle of AWS and third-party services.

Enterprises need automation to accelerate company objectives, and Ansible is evolving fast to help customers keep pace with modern IT environments. More importantly, automation enables their transition to the cloud, operationalising multiple cloud environments, and the delivery of new cloud-based services and applications. So whether you are automating on AWS or hybrid cloud environments, Ansible Automation Platform provides the reliability to manage these at scale with consistency, visibility, and control.

Thomas Anderson, vice president, Ansible, Red Hat

Ansible Automation Platform has been paramount for our cloud migration initiative, and particularly our use of AWS. It provides a reusable and repeatable way to provision and deploy both middleware and application code on AWS, with an automation framework that provides role-based access control and compliance guardrails.

Ryan Searles, vice president, Global Technology, TransUnion 

Our customers are increasingly turning to cloud offerings that make their lives easier and allow  them to get work done faster. We’re excited to offer a new solution for hybrid cloud innovation to our customers, so now they can quickly access and deploy automation at scale, with the flexibility to deliver any application, anywhere they need. We strive to expand customer choice through AWS Marketplace availability, helping customers focus on how they want to drive their business forward and make large-scale innovation.

Kathleen Curry, Global Director WW Strategic Alliances, AWS

In today’s digital-first world, business outcomes and innovation are increasingly tied to the ability to develop and use innovative technologies and services anywhere, as quickly as possible. Cloud is the foundation for meeting this need. Entire industries want to intelligently leverage data to their advantage and can do so because they have faster access to digital technologies built on a cloud foundation.

Rick Villars, Group Vice President, Worldwide Research, IDC

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