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Red Hat’s Ansible Automation Platform available on Azure now
Thu, 20th Oct 2022
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Red Hat, the provider of open source solutions, has announced the availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure at Azure Marketplace. This furthers Red Hat's commitment to giving customers choice and flexibility to deploy its portfolio of open technologies wherever and however needed. 

With availability in the Azure Marketplace, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure further simplifies how customers can automate across hybrid cloud footprints, their data centres, the Azure public cloud, and the edge.

Red Hat's Ansible Automation Platform on Azure pairs industry-leading hybrid cloud automation with the convenience and support of a managed application. 

Customers can deploy Red Hat's fully supported offering directly from the Azure Marketplace to start managing native Azure services immediately, backed by the latest Ansible Automation Platform refined for the evolving realities of hybrid cloud-scale computing. 

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure provides packaged cloud and automation content like Ansible Content Collection for Azure. Additionally, existing Microsoft accounts allow customers to leverage integrated billing and Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) agreements.

“Red Hat has always been committed to making it easy for customers to engage with Red Hat solutions. As organizations increasingly pursue hybrid or multicloud strategies and expand cloud infrastructure, CIOs and IT decision-makers seek greater flexibility in purchasing and deploying chosen technology solutions. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure helps customers maximize new and existing Red Hat subscriptions, whether on-premises or on the Azure cloud, accelerating the adoption and value of automation everywhere,” says Thomas Anderson, Vice President, Ansible, Red Hat.

“Our continued collaboration with Red Hat gives customers more choice and agility in their cloud deployments. As customers increasingly adopt hybrid and multicloud environments, offerings like Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure and instant-on availability in the Azure Marketplace, make it easier than ever for customers to automate their cloud deployments," adds Omar Khan, General Manager, Azure Infrastructure, Microsoft.

According to Gartner, “worldwide, public cloud services are forecast to grow by 18.8% (23.1% in constant currency) in 2022. Organizations continue accelerating cloud adoption, which is driving a five-year compound annual growth rate of 19.8% (20.1% in constant currency).” 

As cloud consumption grows, so does the complexity of managing footprints that span multiple public and hybrid clouds. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure helps manage the full spectrum of cloud footprints, providing critical infrastructure and operations automation to deploy at the necessary scale.

“Driven by maturation of core cloud services, the focus of differentiation is gradually shifting to capabilities that can disrupt digital businesses and operations in enterprises directly. IT leaders who view the cloud as an enabler rather than an end state will be most successful in their digital transformational journeys. The organizations combining cloud with other adjacent, emerging technologies will fare even better,” says Sid Nag, Research Vice President, Gartner.

Managed Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure is now available directly to customers through the Azure Marketplace in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Singapore and Australia.