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Red Hat makes acquisition of deployment and automation solutions provider

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Red Hat today announced that it has acquired Ansible Inc., a software vendor specializing in deployment, task execution and automation.

“Ansible’s automation capabilities, together with Red Hat’s existing management portfolio, will help users drive down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environments,” Red Hat said in a statement.

The deal, expected to close this month, would bring the Ansible and Ansible Tower automation and DevOps platforms to Red Hat’s existing hybrid cloud and IT management solutions including CloudForms and Satellite.

The new additions are designed to be agentless, requiring little coding skills, and capable of managing applications across private and public clouds, and streamline OpenStack installations and container adoption.