RedHat Acquiring Open Source IT Automation and DevOps Platform from Ansible

Open sourRedHatLogoce company Red Hat is acquiring Ansible, an open source provider of IT automation and DevOps solutions. The deal, according to VentureBeat, is worth more than $100 million. Red Hat plans to integrate Ansible into its hybrid management portfolio.

“Ansible’s automation capabilities, together with Red Hat’s existing management portfolio, will help users drive down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environments,” the company said in its statement.

With Ansible acquisition, Red Hat will help customers to deploy and manage applications across private and public clouds; speed service delivery through DevOps initiatives; streamline OpenStack installations and upgrades; and accelerate container adoption by simplifying orchestration and configuration.

With the addition of Ansible, Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud and IT management solutions will include: Red Hat CloudForms, an open management platform that provides orchestration, governance and policy-based control across hybrid clouds enabling self-service provisioning, and resource management as well as quota enforcement, metering and chargeback; Red Hat Satellite lifecycle management solution with integrated infrastructure provisioning, software distribution, patch management and auditing capabilities; and Ansible and Ansible Tower — an IT automation and DevOps platform that provides significantly simplified multi-tier application deployment and IT automation across hybrid clouds.

About Charles Skamser
Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales, marketing and product management leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, Machine Learning, Computer Assisted Analytics, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, IT Automation and ITOA. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well known industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to manage the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.