Red Hat isn’t saying how much it’s paying for Ansible, but TechCrunch reports the cost is close to $150 million.
Ansible, which was founded two years ago, helps enterprises manage hybrid deployments in the cloud and on-premise, and it’s also the company behind a popular open source project on GitHub. Ansible’s automation technology is currently in use by “a growing number of Fortune 500 companies” in large and private cloud environments, Red Hat says.
Red Hat will mix in Ansible’s automation capabilities with its hybrid management portfolio to help users manage and deploy applications across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
Ansible is known for its work in OpenStack, and it has made a name for itself by simplifying code, which will aid Red Hat’s OpenStack ambitions.
In addition to streamlining OpenStack installations and upgrades, Ansible’s technology also includes the ability to speed up service delivery through DevOps initiatives; and accelerate container adoption by simplifying orchestration and configuration, according to Red Hat.
Red Hat will integrate Ansible into its Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Satellite offerings while continuing to support enterprise products Ansible and Ansible Tower.
The transaction is slated to close this month once it clears the customary closing hurdles.
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