Red Hat has announced Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2 as the company’s new standard for hybrid cloud automation. Refined for the evolving realities of computing at hybrid cloud scale, the latest version of the platform adds self-contained automation capabilities while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle.
Ansible Automation Platform 2 is now fully restructured for a hybrid cloud-native world, making it easier for IT teams to address automation needs at scale across varied environments and systems in a standardized way. With the automation controller (formerly Ansible Tower), users can more reliably and consistently scale automation on demand, taking a systematic approach to standardizing automation practices while helping to reduce automation irregularities across the enterprise.
Further addressing the need for automation at scale across the open hybrid cloud is automation mesh within Ansible Automation Platform. The capability connects disparate automation components together and provides status checks on automation environments across the IT estate.
The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Operator integrates Ansible Automation Platform directly with Red Hat OpenShift, enabling smoother cloud-native deployment of automation clusters, easier management and migration of data and platform performance upgrades further cementing automation into cloud-native processes.
Ansible Automation Platform 2 Early Access is now available for all existing and prospective customers. Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 is slated to be generally available in November 2021.