IT operations teams are asked to move faster, manage increasingly complex IT environments, and accommodate new development approaches and technologies.
To manage these new demands, many organizations already automate some number of IT operations in limited, disparate areas using inflexible, ad hoc scripts or proprietary, device-specific legacy tools.
While these approaches may speed specific functions, they do not scale across diverse resources and can make it difficult to share automation expertise across the organization.
Enterprises not only need the ability to easily create automation, but they also need to be able to share and reuse automation across projects and teams with the right level of governance and control. Maybe you're already using automation and just need help scaling it (a topic covered in the final session of this Red Hat Summit 2020 track).
No matter the complexity of your environment or where you are on your IT modernization journey, creating an enterprise-wide approach to automation lets you automate not only IT processes, but also entire technologies, teams, and organizations.
With the right automation solution in place, you can deploy new applications and services faster, manage IT infrastructure more efficiently, and see an increase in app development productivity.
Use automation to improve provisioning, configuration management, patching, app orchestration, and security and compliance.
Red Hat believes automation is a strategic and foundational component of IT modernization and digital transformation. Our solutions, services, and training give you the control you need to automate your business so you can focus on innovation and moving forward.
So whether you’re just getting started with automation or want to expand across new use cases, Red Hat’s solutions can help you to scale automation across your business.
The Red Hat difference
Red Hat has been a trusted provider of enterprise infrastructure for over 20 years. Our portfolio undergoes extensive testing by a diverse community, including Red Hat engineers, customers, independent software and hardware vendors, and partners.
Along with our commitment to open source technologies and our unique development model, Red Hat contributes code and improvements back to the upstream codebase—sharing advancements along the way.
Of course, collaborating with a community is about more than developing code. Collaboration is the freedom to ask questions and offer improvements. That’s the open source way.
Red Hat automation tools
Red Hat works with the greater open source community on automation technologies. Our engineers help improve features, reliability, and security to make sure your business and IT performs and remains stable and secure.
Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform includes all the tools needed to implement enterprise-wide automation, including playbooks, a visual dashboard, and analytics.
Ansible Automation Platform helps organizations scale IT automation, manage complex deployments, and govern automation. It allows users to centralize and control their IT infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, and more to reduce operational complexity.
Because it is based on an intuitive automation language, Ansible Automation Platform allows users to coordinate between multiple teams and individuals to share, vet, and manage automation content.
Ansible Automation Platform’s clear syntax and task-based nature makes it possible to orchestrate server configuration and management, and application deployments tasks and ensure tasks happen when they need to and in the right order.
Ansible Content Collections
Ansible Content Collections makes it easier for Ansible Automation Platform users to get up and running with precomposed roles and modules.
This prepackaged content is sorted by content domain and is backed by a robust partner network of certified modules, all requiring less upfront work by the customer to seek and assemble different roles and modules.
Red Hat Insights for Ansible Automation Platform
Red Hat Insights for Ansible Automation Platform allows operations teams to analyze and aggregate data and generate reports on the status of automation deployments across multiple clusters.
Users can aggregate data and generate reports on the status of their automation deployments. An ROI calculator shows teams the time and resources they’ve saved using automation. Insights is included with an Ansible Automation Platform subscription.
Automation hub is the official location to discover and download certified Ansible Content Collections, which are supported by Red Hat and Red Hat technology partners. Content collections contain pre-composed modules and roles around specific topic areas, along with how-to guides to implement them in your infrastructure.