Red Hat says Ansible quickly automates and scales operations from a customer's data center on AWS, out to the network's edge.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

October 18, 2022

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You can soon find Ansible, the automation platform from Red Hat, the enterprise software provider, in the AWS Marketplace.

IBM-owned Red Hat says Ansible quickly automates and scales operations from a customer’s data center on AWS, out to the network’s edge.

Thomas Anderson is vice president, Ansible, at Red Hat.


Red Hat’s Thomas Anderson

“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, operationalizing multiple cloud environments, and the delivery of new cloud-based services and applications,” said Anderson. “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.”

Red Hat says Ansible limits the overhead and complexity often associated with automating across the hybrid cloud. Now in the AWS Marketplace, it gives IT teams the ability to start automating immediately upon installation. Not an expert in automation? No worries. Red Hat says IT people with varying skill levels can deploy automation at scale with its cloud-optimized solution.

Managing AWS Infrastructure

Furthermore, Red Hat says Ansible makes it easier to manage AWS infrastructure. Moreover, it streamlines activities that frequently are complex and error-prone. IT teams now can coordinate and manage AWS environments without learning a new tool. They can also do so without integrating additional technologies into their operations, keeping the process simple.

Kathleen Curry is global director, worldwide strategic alliances, at AWS.

“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,” said Curry. “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.”

Through this partnership, Red Hat customers will benefit from integrated billing and native AWS services. They also can take advantage of AWS’ broad portfolio of cloud services with the AWS Cloud Control API. This set of APIs allow for rapid introduction of new AWS services and implementation of new features to existing ones. This provides a “consistent method” for developers to manage the life cycle of AWS and third-party services, the companies said.

Look for the self-managed offering to be generally available in AWS Marketplace in the coming weeks.

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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