Every organization in every geography and in every industry can innovate and create more customer value and differentiation with open source technologies. The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform provides an enterprise framework for building and operating IT automation at scale. 

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a comprehensive automation platform that can help organizations streamline their IT operations, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. It provides a set of tools and capabilities for automating the deployment, configuration, and management of IT infrastructure across a wide range of environments. With Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, users can easily create and manage playbooks that automate routine tasks such as software installation, system updates, and security hardening. The platform also includes features for reporting, analytics, and collaboration, making it easy for teams to work together on automation projects.  

Ansible automates technologies you already use:  

  • Cloud – Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud 
  • Operating Systems – Linux, Unix, Windows, MainframeOS 
  • Virt and Container – Docker, VMware, OpenStack, OpenShift 
  • Storage – NetApp, Infinidat, Red Hat Storage 
  • Windows – ACLs, Files, Shares 
  • Network – Arista, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, Lenovo 
  • Security – IBM, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto 
  • DevOps – Java, GitHub, Slack 

The platform works by using a simple, yet effective architecture that consists of three main components: 

  1. the Ansible automation engine 
  2. the Ansible Tower web interface
  3. the Ansible content collection

The Ansible automation engine is the heart of the platform. It’s responsible for executing tasks and managing configurations across a wide range of systems and devices. The engine uses YAML-based playbooks to define and execute tasks, making it easy to automate complex workflows. 

The Ansible Tower web interface provides an intuitive and user-friendly way to manage and monitor workflows from a central location. It allows users to create custom dashboards, view job status, schedule jobs, and much more. 

Lastly, the Ansible content collection provides a library of pre-built modules and playbooks that can be used to jumpstart your automation efforts. This collection includes modules for everything from cloud orchestration to network automation, making it easy to get started with automating your IT processes.  

Learn more about the types of challenges automation can resolve below.