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Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Gets Listed on the AWS Marketplace

Red Hat's Ansible Automation Platform is now available on the AWS Marketplace, the two companies announced Tuesday. The self-managed automation and orchestration solution will be generally available in the marketplace throughout North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, and Australia in the coming weeks, they said. 

IBM subsidiary Red Hat is one of the world's leading providers of open-source solutions. It also sponsors the open-source Ansible community. The company's cloud-native Ansible Automation Platform was designed to o make Ansible more accessible to people with a wide range of IT skills, and to enable enterprises to securely operate and manage automation at the scale. The platform supports the automation of such processes as provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. With this new offering, AWS aims to enable its customers "to quickly automate and scale operations from their datacenters to the AWS cloud and out to the network's edge."

"Enterprises need automation to accelerate company objectives," said Thomas Anderson, vice president of the Ansible Group at Red Hat, in a statement, "and Ansible is evolving fast to help customers keep pace with modern IT environments. More importantly, automation enables their transition to the cloud, operationalizing multiple cloud environments, and the delivery of new cloud-based services and applications. So, whether you are automating on AWS or hybrid cloud environments, Ansible Automation Platform provides the reliability to manage these at scale with consistency, visibility, and control."

The AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog of third-party software, data, and services where its customers can find, buy, deploy, and manage solutions that run their businesses. Listing the Ansible platform furthers Red Hat's goal of "extending a common IT automation solution wherever organizations operate."

"Our customers are increasingly turning to cloud offerings that make their lives easier and allow them to get work done faster," said Kathleen Curry, global director of worldwide strategic alliances at AWS. "We're excited to offer a new solution for hybrid cloud innovation to our customers, so now they can quickly access and deploy automation at scale with the flexibility to deliver any application, anywhere they need. We strive to expand customer choice through AWS Marketplace availability, helping customers focus on how they want to drive their business forward and make large-scale innovation."

The two companies made the announcement at the Ansiblefest conference, currently underway in Chicago. Organizers of the annual, automation-focused conference provided an in-person event this year at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk.

"In today's digital-first world, business outcomes and innovation are increasingly tied to the ability to develop and use innovative technologies and services anywhere, as quickly as possible," IDC analyst Rick Villars observed in a recent report ("Worldwide Whole Cloud Forecast, 2021–2025: The Path Ahead for Cloud in a Digital-First World"). "Cloud is the foundation for meeting this need. Entire industries want to intelligently leverage data to their advantage and can do so because they have faster access to digital technologies built on a cloud foundation."

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