Press release

红帽 Ansible 新性能助推 DevOps 扩展至网络领域

RALEIGH, N.C

世界领先的开源解决方案供应商红帽公司(纽交所代码:RHT)日前宣布,公司通过扩展 Ansible 强大的 IT 自动化和 DevOps 平台,可将 DevOps 拓展到网络领域,通过使用 Ansible 为 IT 团队提供同样简单的人机可读的自动化语言,便可为实现异构网络基础架构设备的自动化而提供原生的无代理支持。通过扩展 Ansible 的网络性能,红帽旨在帮助客户利用单个自动化工具编排包括网络设备在内的整个应用基础架构。

云和自动化为网络的演进和发展提供了良好的机遇,并将以前独立的技术和团队整合在一起。借助 Ansible 新的网络自动化能力,红帽将 DevOps 的优势带入新的 IT 领域,旨在帮助客户更好地处理网络工作。”

Jay Lyman,451Research 云管理与容器研究经理

2015年 《SDx云管理报告:OpenStack及其他应用》 着重指出了最近关于云基础架构和平台的调研结果。结果指出“在问及客户云端管理中最不成熟的组件是什么这一问题时,绝大多数的受访者认为是网络,这一回答的比例高达76%。”通过将网络设备整合到Ansible的整体架构中,红帽客户能够通过更高的运营效率提升IT灵活性,从而搭建IT运营与网络团队传统分界线之间的桥梁,提高灵活性,实现技术现代化的改进。

通过Ansible简单、强大且无代理的方法,企业能够以新的方式统一IT基础架构中的运营方法 – 其中新的方式包括编排计算、应用、虚拟化和目前的网络性能。这种方法为客户提供的好处包括以下几个方面:

  • 对于希望将更具灵活性的DevOps方法应用于网络基础架构的网络团队来说,Ansible 能够增强其构建和运行异构网络设备的能力,全力集中推动网络的演进,以满足不断变化的业务需求,而不是手动推送网络配置。
  • 对于希望将网络设备包含在整体的应用工作负载管理方法中的系统和应用团队来说,Ansible 的原生网络设备支持性能使他们能够将 DevOps 工具和实践扩展到异构网络设备中。
  • 对于关注企业在日益复杂的IT环境中进行解决方案自动化和编排的主管和高层管理人员来说,Ansible 提供了一个能够集成不同网络设备的框架,而无需使用垂直集成的、特定供应商的应用和运行方法。

部署红帽 Ansible 网络框架将得到以下支持:

  • Arista Networks– Arista EOS;
  • Cisco Systems– Cisco 以应用为中心的基础架构 (ACI);Cisco IOS-XE®;Cisco IOS-XR®;和Cisco NX-OS;
  • Cumulus Networks– Cumulus Linux;
  • OpenSwitch.net – OpenSwitch;以及
  • Juniper Networks – Junos OS

上市时间

能够支持网络基础架构自动化的 Ansible 现已上市。

引用语录

“当今的网络极为复杂,并且绝大多数由多厂商解决方案组成,从而缺乏灵活性,并且应对业务变化的反应速度尤为缓慢。在网络环境引入 DevOps 理念和方法能够使客户将网络运行变成一个可重复的、预测性更强的自动化流程。通过将流行的开源IT自动化解决方案 Ansible 的强大性能拓展到网络,我们能够使客户具备用全新方式解决复杂的网络自动化和工作流问题的能力。”

Todd Barr,红帽 Ansible 总经理

"红帽与 Arista 拥有共同的目标,即帮助双方客户从学习复杂专用工具中解放出来,以集中精力改进业务。Arista EOS 和 CloudVision 结合红帽的 Ansible,为数据中心管理员提供了基于标准的工具,提升了运行效率,并且将 DevOps 方法论应用于云端网络。”

Joe Hielscher,Arista Networks 业务开发与合作总监

“云、大数据和微服务的发展趋势要求网络基础架构能够提供更高的速度、扩展性能和灵活性。基于思科的开放软件架构,并以我们的IOS-XE、NX-OS 和 ACI平台的开放 API 为核心而构建,Ansible 为我们的客户提供了极为强大的IT自动化工具,为采用 DevOps 模式铺平了道路。”

Mike Cohen,思科产品管理总监

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