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Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure enables enterprise IT teams to achieve greater scale, speed, and standardization with automation practices for their hybrid cloud. This helps to remove the infrastructure maintenance and operational burden from IT teams, enabling them to focus purely on delivering automation strategies for a more efficient, flexible, and scalable business.

The collaboration between Red Hat and Microsoft delivers a powerful solution that provides customers flexibility in how they adopt automation to deliver any application, anywhere, without additional overhead or complexity.

Believing that this is the decade of automation, Joe Fitzgerald, vice president and general manager, Ansible business unit, Red Hat, said, “If you are in any operation team focused on continuous IT governance, automated infrastructure provisioning alone will not be enough. Ansible Automation Platform gives DevOps and ITOps the ability to automate and govern at the scale every aspect of the application lifecycle, but it also gives NetOps, SecOps, and FinOps the ability to automate the multitude of tasks that must be executed irrespective of application delivery.”

Combined, Red Hat and Microsoft customers don’t have to worry about deploying and configuring a solution that can address enterprise-class use cases. Instead, they can start working immediately on complex scenarios like automated OS configuration, application provisioning, network automation, infrastructure as code (IaC), and security orchestration.

The latest version of the Ansible Automation Platform added self-contained automation capabilities to deploy at a massive scale across hybrid clouds and edge environments while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle. Its flexible foundation, tools, services, and capabilities offer a whole new level of customization and control that expands the boundaries of what is possible for enterprises.

Erin Chapple, corporate vice president, Azure core products and design, Microsoft, said, “By integrating open source automation technologies, such as Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure, customers can better automate at scale, evolve current practices and implement a culture of automation to meet future business needs. Our continued collaboration with Red Hat makes innovation as attainable and efficient as possible for customers.”

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