7 considerations for adopting end-to-end IT automation

As you expand into end-to-end automation across domains, processes, and geographies, you need a single, consistent platform. Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform includes the scalability, flexibility, management, and support required for deployments across hybrid cloud and production environments. 

Here are seven ways Ansible Automation Platform makes it simple to control, manage, and scale your automation projects.

1. Reduce complexity by standardizing on an end-to-end platform

An end-to-end, integrated platform offers life cycle support. With Ansible Automation Platform, you can deliver new automation across the organization, as well as share best practices and content. Increase the return on investment (ROI) from automation, achieve better cross-functional process efficiency, improve service-level agreements (SLAs), and innovate with speed. Instead of managing and integrating an automation solution, your teams can deliver value from the automation running on it. 

2. Address security vulnerabilities swiftly and accurately

For many IT executives, responding to and fixing IT security risks quickly and accurately is at the top of the priority list. Ansible Automation Platform can patch risks and perform other remediations with less disruption to your IT teams’ important work. When a specific fix is automated, you can implement it across all affected systems with more accuracy and speed—so your operations can get back to normal. 

3. Scale across your automation journey, including hybrid cloud environments

As you modernize using a hybrid cloud approach, automation can complement your efforts. We know your teams have a lot to manage, including critical applications that reside in a variety of on-premise, private cloud, or public cloud platforms. Ansible Automation Platform flexibly allows deployment and other automation across these platforms so your teams can provide full end-to-end automation. Through this scalability, Ansible Automation Platform makes your teams more resilient.

4. Gain access to trusted and reusable automation content 

Reusable content is great for helping both operations teams and developers kick-off new automation projects more quickly. But can you trust all the content your teams are using? Do you know the origin? Ansible Content Collections provide expert guidance to help you integrate automation into other systems. You can share and reuse trusted content through a private automation repository in your environment.

5. Govern and manage automation throughout your organization

As automation expands, governance and management are essential. With role-based access control, you can manage privileges and safeguard your systems. Ansible Automation Platform also includes hosted services to help you understand what automation is running and your automation infrastructure's current health status. You can predict and measure your automation performance while tracking ROI and time-savings.  

6. Rely on our expert support to reduce risk 

As you automate production systems and other important functions, make sure that you have access to the right expertise to keep these systems resilient. Red Hat experts can resolve issues swiftly so you can maintain smooth operations, meet SLAs, and deliver value from IT investments.

7. Build your vision and ensure adoption

If you need help to implement your automation vision, adopting an organization-wide automation-first culture, or training your teams effectively, our experienced Red Hat Services teams can help. Red Hat Consulting can work with you to design and implement a solution, while Red Hat Training can teach your teams about the platform, all helping to deliver the most value from automation.

About Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is the foundation for building and operating automation services at scale, providing enterprises with a composable, collaborative, and trusted execution environment. Extend the power of Ansible technology and bring intelligence, discoverability, and governance to your diverse infrastructure and applications. 

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