Red Hat Launches Ansible Automation Platform

Marketplace offering enables rapid cloud automation to better manage IT ecosystems, deliver  and scale high-quality applications and drive greater business innovation

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source  solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Google  Cloud, providing a common and flexible IT automation solution that extends from the cloud, to  

the datacenter and out to the edge without additional complexity or required skills. Delivering  Ansible Automation Platform on Google Cloud gives IT teams easier access to a familiar,  industry-leading IT automation framework already integrated with their operations, enabling  them to start automating more quickly at scale across the entire IT ecosystem. 

According to an IDC report1, “to reduce the complexity and training costs of supporting multiple  clouds, IT will look for a ‘learn-once and run-anywhere approach’ to automation. Vendors with  an infrastructure as code approach to provisioning cloud resources tightly coupled with  automation will gain market share.”  

As the complexity of managing multiple cloud footprints grows and leads to expanding skills  gaps, organizations need technology that’s flexible and innovative while maximizing existing  knowledge and resources. Ansible Automation Platform provides the critical infrastructure to  deploy more scalable automation, with a cloud-native architecture. This helps to extend the role  

of automation across the IT organization, lowering barriers to entry and freeing up IT teams to  drive greater business value. The platform’s availability on Google Cloud Marketplace helps  simplify self-deployments, providing ready access to straightforward, cloud-optimized  automation that’s ready from Day 0. 

Organizations can deploy Red Hat’s self-managed offering directly from the Google Cloud  Marketplace to quickly start automating the management of their Google Cloud resources. With  Ansible Automation Platform, Google Cloud customers can access pre-integrated services that  they are already familiar with, including Google Virtual Private Cloud, security groups, load  balancers, Google Compute and instance groups, making it easier to deploy and manage their  automation. In addition to integrated billing, customers can count Ansible Automation Platform  toward any existing enterprise committed spend agreements with Google. 

Packaged cloud content like Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collection for Google Cloud  helps perform automation in customers’ environment and across the organization by enabling  more efficient ways to create, share and manage content, with the security to run it when and  where it’s needed. IT teams can integrate automation with existing organizational processes  and governance at scale as demand requires, with a consistent, end-to-end cloud automation  experience. Ansible Automation Platform on Google Cloud Marketplace deepens Red Hat’s commitment to  customer choice across the hybrid cloud, making it easier for customers to purchase and deploy  Red Hat solutions on leading cloud providers. Joining Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat  Enterprise Linux for SAP and Red Hat OpenShift on Google Cloud Marketplace, customers and  partners can consume Red Hat solutions in the ways best suited for their IT and business  needs.