Red Hat Ansible Automation’s latest features enable organizations to better manage and leverage existing automation playbooks, plug-ins, and modules as the depth and breadth of automation continues to expand.
Specifically, this release includes the following features:
This latest release has been branded as the Ansible Automation Platform, which includes integrations with Red Hat Ansible Tower, Ansible Engine, and Network Automation.
Red Hat Ansible Automation has received strong customer reviews on the Info-Tech SoftwareReviews site.
Source: Red Hat Ansible Automation at SoftwareReviews, Report Published January 2019.
These improvements from Red Hat support more mature IT organizations that are moving beyond “we need to automate” to “we need automate our automation” or at the very least trying to improve efficiencies.
Overall, Ansible Automation provides a broad range of features to support automation regardless of current maturity. Customer satisfaction with the feature set is very good, based on feedback via Info-Tech’s SoftwareReviews platform:
Customers are also highly satisfied with ease of use:
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
TietoEVRY is using Ayehu NG to automate activities in applications such as SAP. SAP automation has great potential to free up resources in applications teams.
TietoEVRY is using Ayehu for IT automation to avoid locking in its customers. TietoEVRY is betting on its relationship building and quality of service to retain accounts.
Ayehu is leveraging quality of service as a differentiator. Info-Tech expects that service will continue to become more important among software vendors.
Ayehu is expanding its footprint in automation in the applications space. Info-Tech expects that automation vendors will compete based on their application automation capabilities.
TietoEVRY and Ayehu have announced a partnership. This partnership aligns with the strategic priorities of both companies.
Ayehu announced that it will be collaborating with Automation Anywhere, a robotic process automation (RPA) solution provider. This collaboration is a complementary marriage of opposites with the potential to benefit both vendors.
Ansible from RedHat has steadily gained market share since its introduction and has now surpassed its two main rivals (underscoring how quickly things change in DevOps). Will Ansible push Chef and Puppet out of the open-source configuration management tool market?
In its latest release, Ayehu has enabled users to create custom activities. This marks a significant shift in Ayehu’s product strategy.