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Red Hat Ansible Automation

Deploy apps. Manage systems. Crush complexity.

In a complex IT environment, even the smallest tasks can take forever. Sprawling systems are hard to develop, deploy, and maintain. Business demands only increase complexity, and IT teams struggle with management, availability, and cost.

Ansible is simple, agentless IT automation technology that can improve your current processes, migrate applications for better optimization, and provide a single language for DevOps practices across your organization.

Features & benefits

Automation across IT

The more your IT stacks grow and evolve, the more complexities and manual processes they create. But with Red Hat® Ansible® Automation, repetitive tasks are automated using a simple, human-readable language that anyone in your IT organization can understand.

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Tackle complex challenges

Red Hat® Ansible® Tower helps teams manage complex multitier deployments by adding control, knowledge, and delegation to Ansible-powered environments ensuring consistency and compliance across the enterprise.

Reduce repetition

Ansible is an extremely powerful automation language that talks to the systems, applications, and tools you’re already using and reduces the complexity of existing environments and processes.

Get started simply

Ansible is agentless, so there’s no software to install on the things you’re automating. This makes it easy to get started and helps IT teams collaborate—whether their focus is networking, development, infrastructure, applications, or security.

The power of community

Ansible is the most popular automation tool in GitHub. With thousands of contributors, hundreds of modules, and many thousands of community-provided automation roles in Ansible Galaxy, you can not only learn and begin to use Ansible quickly, but benefit from community-contributed roles that will help you automate even faster. And best of all, you can trust that Ansible is backed by Red Hat, the world’s leader in open source.

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Red Hat Ansible Automation

Ansible-powered commercial offerings that provide enterprise-ready solutions to automate your entire application and IT environment life cycle — from servers to clouds to containers and everything in between.

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Offering summary Support offering for the the Ansible project that includes the Ansible execution engine, as well as hundreds of modules that enable users to automate all aspects of IT environments and processes. Product and support offering that helps teams manage complex multitier deployments by adding control, knowledge, and delegation to Ansible-powered environments.
Key features
  • Personalized access to expert advice—direct from Ansible maintainers
  • Built for Red Hat Ansible Tower integration
  • Enhanced knowledge via integration with other Red Hat products
  • A visual dashboard
  • Role-based access control
  • Job scheduling
  • Graphical inventory management
  • Multiplaybook workflows
  • External logging integrations
  • Real-time job status updates
Summary
  • Simple
  • Powerful
  • Agentless
  • Control
  • Knowledge
  • Delegation
Suited for Individuals and very small teams, developers, “builders” Operations, distributed teams, teams of teams
Typical use cases Building and writing playbooks for enterprises (DEV) Operationalizing automation, running and scheduling playbooks (OPS)

Red Hat Ansible Tower

Mission control for Ansible

Red Hat Ansible Tower is the best way to run Ansible in your company. Your teams can automate by centralizing and controlling Ansible infrastructure with a user interface, role-based access controls, job scheduling, and graphical inventory management. And Ansible Tower’s REST application programming interface (API) and command-line interface (CLI) make it easy to embed into existing tools and processes.

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Automation for everyone

Ansible Tower enables entire organizations to consume and access automation regardless of their skills or ability.

And Ansible Tower is available in 3 editions—Basic, Enterprise, and Premium—so you can get the right one for your organization.

Ansible Tower dashboard

See everything going on in your environment from the moment you log in.

Get recent job activity, the number of active hosts, and alerts about hosts with problems. And you can adjust your settings to see specific jobs or timeframes.

Simple, self-service IT

Set up variables and access control to give users the ability to start playbooks based on their role.

Simplified portal mode and survey features let IT admins delegate automation job runs to users across the business. QA can create their own test environments and customer services can start up a demo.

See Ansible Tower in action

See how Ansible Tower offers:

  • Role-based access control.
  • Automated deployment.
  • Centralized logging and auditing.
  • System tracking.

More to learn

Find out more about Red Hat Ansible Automation

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