IT Automation software

Updated: November 23, 2019

2015. Red Hat acquires IT automation startup Ansible

Open source giant Red Hat announced that it would buy Ansible, an IT automation solutions specialist that helps companies build and manage hybrid IT deployments across the cloud and on-premise solutions. The acquisition had been rumored to be in the works for a price of over $100-150 million. Ansible has made a name for itself as a specialist in OpenStack clouds — earlier this year it spearheaded a partnership with Cisco, HP, CSC and RackSpace in aid of this. Red Hat’s acquisition of Ansible is the company’s signal of how it hopes to expand further into OpenStack itself, as part of its wider ambitions in hybrid cloud management, OpenStack and containers.