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Red Hat introduces Ansible Automation Platform on AWS
Thu, 20th Oct 2022
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Red Hat, the provider of open-source solutions, has announced the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform's availability in AWS Marketplace. 

AWS Marketplace is a digital catalogue 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 organizations operate, this new offering enables customers to quickly automate and scale operations from their data centre on AWS and out to the network’s edge.

“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. 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,” says Thomas Anderson, Vice President, Ansible, Red Hat.

Ansible Automation Platform brings leading automation technology to one of the world's top public clouds, limiting the overhead and complexity of automating across the hybrid cloud. 

IT organizations can now reap the benefits of a platform they are already familiar with and 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 optimized for the cloud.

As enterprises further invest in hybrid cloud environments, they need management tools that can execute at the required scale, speed and standardization. Ansible Automation Platform makes it easier to manage AWS infrastructure, streamlining and operationalizing otherwise complex and potentially error-prone activities. 

With availability in AWS Marketplace, Red Hat is making it easier for customers to access and use Red Hat's powerful automation technology across cloud platforms. As a result, IT teams can coordinate and manage AWS environments simply and effectively without learning a new tool or integrating additional technologies into their operations.  

 “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,” says Kathleen Curry, Global Director WW Strategic Alliances, AWS.

Red Hat customers can benefit from the integrated billing and native AWS services and take advantage of AWS's broad portfolio of cloud services with the AWS Cloud Control API. In addition, the set of common APIs allows the rapid introduction of new AWS services and the implementation of new features to existing ones, providing a consistent method for developers to manage the lifecycle of AWS and third-party services.

The self-managed offering will be generally available in AWS Marketplace throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Singapore and Australia in the coming weeks.

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, optimize cloud resources, and quicker time to market should be forefront in any conversations.”

"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,” adds Rick Villars, Group Vice President of Worldwide Research, IDC.