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Red Hat Delivers Managed Ansible Automation for Microsoft Azure
Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure, pairing industry-leading hybrid cloud automation with the convenience and support of a managed offering. Supported by Red Hat and Microsoft, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure enables IT organizations to quickly automate and scale in the cloud, with the flexibility to deliver any application, anywhere, without additional overhead or complexity.

With Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure, customers can benefit from low overhead, integrated billing with Microsoft, the latest Ansible Automation Platform features, and packaged cloud content. To get started faster, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure customers can use out-of-the-box automation content that includes existing automation processes unique to the Azure experience. Users can migrate applications and resources as they transition to the cloud, helping to accelerate the adoption and value of automation.

Expanding what's possible in automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure builds on the continuous innovations in Ansible Automation Platform, refined for the evolving realities of computing at hybrid cloud scale. Ansible Automation Platform 2 introduced self-contained automation capabilities to meet customers wherever they are, whether via managed service providers, their own datacenters, at the edge or in cloud marketplaces like Azure. The platform's capabilities across hybrid IT environments makes it easier for IT teams to address automation needs at scale across varied environments and systems with consistency.

New capabilities in Ansible Automation Platform 2.2 make it even more powerful on Azure. For example, Ansible content signing technology validates automation content, empowering IT teams to use varied content sources, whether from Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections or the Ansible community, with confidence that the content is suitable for their organization's systems security and compliance needs.

Partners like Accenture, CyberArk, F5 and Kyndryl have validated their Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections and overall experience on Microsoft Azure, enabling customers to run the Collections and playbooks they are using today in the cloud, extending standardized automation content wherever operations require it.

"With enterprise-wide automation as a strategic objective for IT departments, especially as system complexity grows, extensibility across the expanding footprints of IT environments is a must have," said Thomas Anderson, vice president, Ansible, Red Hat.  "Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure extends automation workflows across the hybrid cloud while easing the management requirements of the underlying platform. This enables customers to easily use validated content from Red Hat and our partners for workloads from the cloud to the datacenter to the edge, while helping to mitigate the overall complexity that modern IT typically brings."

Availability

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure is now available to all customers in North America, with global availability coming soon. The Ansible Automation Platform 2.2 features are available for customers in tech preview.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:29 PM by David Marshall
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