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What is Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform?

Ansible Automation Platform provides an enterprise framework for building and operating IT automation at scale, from hybrid cloud to the edge. Ansible Automation Platform enables users across an organization to create, share, and manage automation—from development and operations to security and network teams.

IT managers can provide guidelines on how automation is applied to individual teams, and automation creators can write tasks that use existing knowledge. Ansible Automation Platform provides a more secure and stable foundation for deploying end-to-end automation.

Why choose Ansible Automation Platform

How it works

What do you want to automate today?

Infrastructure

Build, provision, and manage applications and infrastructure across public or private cloud, containers, and virtual environments.

Applications

Automate your application deployments and make your installations, upgrades, and day-to-day management repeatable and reliable.

Networks

Manage entire network and IT processes across physical networks, software-defined networks, and cloud-based networks.

Containers

Manage and automate your Kubernetes clusters and scale containerized applications with support for Kubernetes Operators and frameworks.

Security

Orchestrate security systems using a curated collection of modules, roles, and playbooks to investigate and respond to threats.

Cloud

Provision instances, networks, and infrastructure with support modules that ensure deployments work across public and private clouds.

Features and benefits

An automation execution environment is a container image used to execute Ansible Playbooks and roles. Automation execution environments provide a defined, consistent, and portable way to build and distribute your automation environment between development and production.

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Standardize how automation is deployed, initiated, delegated, and audited. The automation controller allows users to define, operate, and scale automation across their enterprise. Manage inventory, launch and schedule workflows, track changes, and integrate into reporting, all from a centralized user interface and REST API.

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Automation hub is the official location to discover and download certified Ansible Content Collections, which are supported by Red Hat and Red Hat technology partners. Content collections contain pre-composed modules and roles around specific topic areas, along with how-to guides to implement them in your infrastructure.

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Automation services catalog gives developers and business users access to automation resources where they live—across physical, virtual, cloud, and container environments. Provide enterprise and line-of-business users with the automation governance they need to meet compliance and procurement requirements, as well as automation end of life cycle management.

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Automation Analytics is now Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, allowing operations teams to analyze and aggregate data and generate reports on the status of automation deployments across multiple clusters. An ROI calculator shows teams the time and resources they’ve saved using automation. Insights is included with an Ansible Automation Platform subscription.

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Announcing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2

The redesigned automation platform provides new tools such as automation execution environments to create and share customized container-native automation, and content tools that enable developers to more easily build, manage, and test automation.

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Outcomes of using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Architecture

Standardize and unify IT automation

Ansible Automation Platform lets you standardize automation because it works throughout your organization, connecting users across IT domains to streamline orchestration and provide governance for a variety of use cases.

Ansible Automation Platform allows flexibility with your resources by automating provisioning for cloud providers, storage solutions, and infrastructure components. It helps make network management more consistent and expedites security patching and remediation. Use Ansible Content Collections with pre-packaged roles and modules to provision machines, apply base system configurations, and deploy apps.

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Development

Automate application deployments

Developers can set up automation to provision, deploy, and manage compute infrastructure across environments. Deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework, and configure needed services and push application artifacts using Ansible Playbooks.

Move software between testing and production environments more quickly by automating processes. This leads to repeatable and reliable deployments across the software delivery cycle, enabling DevOps and managing your CI/CD pipeline.

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Operations

Deliver automated IT infrastructure

Use Ansible Automation Platform to automate infrastructure provisioning and orchestration, updating and patching systems, installing software, and onboarding users. Create and run reusable infrastructure as code (IaC) with Ansible Playbooks that can automate more extensive workflows, such as full application deployments to production. Get real-time job status updates and use analytics to understand which automation jobs are running successfully and where. 

Take automation further with security vulnerability remediation, policy and governance, and content management tools that make operations more efficient.

A shared technological foundation

Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy is built on the technological foundation of Linux®, containers, and automation. An open hybrid cloud approach gives you the flexibility to run your applications anywhere you need them.

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Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Ansible Automation Platform builds on the foundation provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift and integrates with the rest of our portfolio so you can build and operate automation at scale.

Red Hat OpenShift

With Ansible Automation Platform users can create and run reusable infrastructure code and automate provisioning tasks for cloud providers, storage solutions, and other infrastructure components in Red Hat OpenShift.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Ansible Automation Platform lets you automate compliance, expedite repetitive admin tasks, and gain consistency ​across your Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.

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How our customers use Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

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Siemens improved IT efficiency using Ansible on Windows to automate manual management tasks and support a CI/CD approach.

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Microsoft created a standardized, centralized network automation environment that reduces routine tasks and complexity.

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HCA Healthcare created a real-time predictive analytics product system to more accurately and rapidly detect sepsis.

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What do you want to automate today?

Applications

Automate your application deployments and make your installations, upgrades, and day-to-day management repeatable and reliable.

Networks

Manage entire network and IT processes across physical networks, software-defined networks, and cloud-based networks.

Containers

Manage and automate your Kubernetes clusters and scale containerized applications with support for Kubernetes Operators and frameworks.

Security

Orchestrate security systems using a curated collection of modules, roles, and playbooks to investigate and respond to threats.

Cloud

Provision instances, networks, and infrastructure with support modules that ensure deployments work across public and private clouds.