Release of popular open source IT automation framework simplifies development of playbooks and includes 200 new modules
RALEIGH, N.C. - January 12, 2016 - Ansible 2.0. This new release of the leading simple, agentless, and powerful open source IT automation framework brings increased stability, new automation capabilities, and new integrations with a variety of services and providers, broadening support for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments, and expanding Ansible’s footprint into Microsoft Windows environments and network management., Inc. (NYSE: RHT) , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of
Ansible is designed todeveloper and operators in IT organizations to quickly learn and deploy the software, empowering them to break down barriers between IT teams by automating routine activities. Ansible 2.0 makes getting started with Ansible easier than ever with the following improvements:
Automation through community-powered innovation
With 2,000 contributors to its repositories on GitHub, and than 200 new contributors to the Ansible 2.0 release alone since the release, Ansible benefits from a worldwide community of developers and users with diverse environments and use cases -- their participation and feedback enables Ansible to accommodate requirements from nearly any IT organization.
The modularity of Ansible’s code base, combined with ease of contribution, allows Ansible to manage today’s infrastructure, but also rapidly adapt to new IT needs and integrate emerging technologies created by contributors to the Ansible community. Ansible 2.0 includes nearly 200 new modules spanning the public, private and hybrid cloud that accommodate for containers, networking, Windows - empowering users to automate more things than ever before.
New module addition highlights include:
Ansible 2.0 is now available via GitHub, PyPi, and package manager for most major distributions. For users seeking more control, security, and delegation for their Ansible deployments, Ansible Tower is available via subscription tiers suitable for everyone from small companies to full-scale, mission-critical enterprise devops teams.
Tim Cramer,of Ansible Engineering Red Hat
“We strongly believe that our users should be able to focus on improving their business, rather than learning complex tools. Ansible 2.0 expands upon that vision by delivering increased flexibility in the Ansible Playbook automation language, while still retaining the ease-of-use and simplicity that enables developers and operators to get started quickly.”
Monty Taylor, OpenStack Technical Committee and core member, OpenStack Infrastructure team
“Ansible is embraced by many users and operators in the OpenStack ecosystem. The OpenStack Infrastructure team is proud to have participated in the development of the OpenStack modules in Ansible 2.0,provide comprehensive and interoperable support for OpenStack for both cloud operators and cloud users."