Red Hat Ansible Lightspeed with IBM watsonx Code Assistant

Red Hat® Ansible® Lightspeed with IBM watsonx Code Assistant helps automation teams learn, create, and maintain Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform content more efficiently.

Ansible Lightspeed icon

Generative AI, the Ansible way

Ansible Lightspeed with watsonx Code Assistant is a generative AI service designed by and for Ansible platform engineers and developers. It accepts natural-language prompts entered by a user and then interacts with IBM watsonx foundation models to produce code recommendations built on Ansible best practices.

Ansible Lightspeed can help you convert subject matter expertise into trusted, reliable Ansible code that scales across teams and domains. Now available with full Ansible Playbook generation, it accelerates the adoption of automation across teams by empowering more automation content creators. While it is included with an Ansible Automation Platform subscription, a free trial or purchase of IBM watsonx Code Assistant is required to fully activate the service and unlock its generative AI capabilities.

By combining generative AI and IT automation, Ansible Lightspeed with watsonx Code Assistant can help you:

  • Enhance the productivity of platform engineers and developers.
  • Expand who can create automation content.
  • Extend trust in the automation codebase.

See how Red Hat Ansible Lightspeed with IBM watsonx Code Assistant helps you take automation to the next level. Video duration: 1:25.

See how we’re expanding enterprise-ready AI beyond Ansible Automation Platform—to Red Hat OpenShift® and Red Hat Enterprise Linux®.

Features and benefits

Create code efficiently

Create Ansible content faster and more accurately with reliable, trusted code recommendations—served directly in your code editing environment via the Ansible VS Code extension. Ansible Lightspeed with watsonx Code Assistant can generate single tasks, multiple tasks, or an entire Ansible Playbook from a single prompt.

Speed automation adoption

Content source matching provides transparency into the origins of code recommendations, fostering more trust in AI generated code. Post-processing capabilities help ensure that generated code adheres to accepted Ansible best practices, so teams can adopt automation with confidence.

Maintain code quality

Ansible code bot helps teams keep their automation code bases updated with accepted best practices. It scans existing content and automatically provides update recommendations that are ready to review, test, and apply, making it easier to maintain quality and consistency across the development life cycle.

Tune the model

By customizing the model using your existing Ansible content, you can improve code quality and accuracy with recommendations that are tailored to your organization's specific needs and automation patterns. As your content repository grows, the model becomes more refined and relevant to your business.

Deploy anywhere

Ansible Lightspeed with watsonx Code Assistant is available for deployment on-premise or in the cloud. This flexibility offers teams the benefit of a SaaS deployment model, while alternatively giving greater data control to organizations with data privacy requirements or air-gapped environments.

See how it works

Watch an overview of how you can get started, navigate key features, and get the most out of generative AI. Video duration: 5:45.

Explore resources

Tackle code maintenance

Discover how to simplify code maintenance and improve code quality with the Ansible code bot.

Red Hat talks to RedMonk

Watch an interview with Red Hat's Kaete Piccirilli and RedMonk about the future of generative AI and IT automation.

Put AI to work for you, the open source way

Learn how Red Hat provides platforms that help simplify the integration of AI into your business.

YouTube playlist

Explore this playlist of announcements and demos to learn how you can use Ansible Lightspeed with watsonx Code Assistant in your organization.

Get started

Already an Ansible Automation Platform customer?

Not yet an Ansible Automation Platform customer?

Talk to a Red Hatter