Menu
Red Hat dives further into DevOps with Ansible buy

Red Hat dives further into DevOps with Ansible buy

The startup offers both free and commercial versions of its IT automation software

Red Hat will acquire IT automation software provider Ansible in a bid to bolster the tools it can offer enterprises for managing hybrid cloud environments through DevOps and other initiatives.

The deal is expected to close this month. Terms were not disclosed, but at least one report suggests a purchase price above $100 million.

Red Hat declined to provide further details.

Ansible offers modular enterprise-grade software for automating apps, systems and cloud resources. The North Carolina company's open-source software is one of the most popular open-source automation projects on GitHub, with nearly 1,200 contributors. It won an InfoWorld Bossie Award this year for best open-source data-center and cloud software.

Ansible also provides a commercial product, Ansible Tower, that adds extra control and security capabilities aimed at helping DevOps teams manage complex multi-tier deployments.

Once the acquisition is complete, Ansible will fill out Red Hat's portfolio of IT management products, said Alessandro Perilli, general manager of Red Hat's cloud management strategy, in a blog post announcing the news.

While Red Hat CloudForms will continue to offer overall orchestration and policy enforcement, Ansible will automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure resources and applications within each architectural tier, Perilli wrote. Red Hat Satellite, meanwhile, will continue to enable the provisioning and configuration of Red Hat systems within each tier, including security patches and software updates.

"Red Hat customers will be able to adopt any of the three as standalone products, but we’ll work hard to tighten the integration between the three," he wrote.

With the newly fleshed out portfolio, Red Hat will be able to help its customers deploy and manage applications across private and public clouds, speed service delivery through DevOps initiatives, ease OpenStack installations and upgrades and accelerate container adoption, the company said.

DevOps is a method for rapid enterprise software development in which development and IT operations teams work closely together, often tapping tools designed for collaboration, automation and flexibility.

The market for DevOps tools will reach $2.3 billion this year, according to Gartner, up 21.1 percent from $1.9 billion in 2014.


Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island

​Ingram Micro’s Hooked on Lenovo incentive programme recently rewarded 28 of New Zealand's top performing resellers with a full-on fishing trip at Great Barrier Island for the third year​ in a row.

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island
Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

As the dust settles on the 2017 AWS Summit in Sydney, ARN looks back an action packed two-day event, covering global keynote presentations, 80 breakout sessions on the latest technology solutions, and channel focused tracks involving local cloud stories and insights.

Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney
Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day

Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day

Ingram Micro hosted its third annual Cure Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the North Shore Golf Club in Auckland. In total, 131 resellers, vendors and Ingram Micro suppliers enjoyed a round of golf consisting of challenges on each of the 18 sponsored holes, with Team Philips taking out the top honours.

Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day
Show Comments