Broadcom Automic Automation vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Broadcom Automic Automation
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly the CA Automic Business Automation Platform)is a workload automation and release / deployment management offering supported by Broadcom, which provides an open, scalable and unified approach to driving automation across, enableing the user to reduce time-to-value and increase business agility by using automation as the backbone of digital transformation.N/A
Ansible
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (acquired by Red Hat in 2015) is a foundation for building and operating automation across an organization. The platform includes tools needed to implement enterprise-wide automation, and can automate resource provisioning, and IT environments and configuration of systems and devices. It can be used in a CI/CD process to provision the target environment and to then deploy the application on it.
$5,000
per year
Pricing
Broadcom Automic AutomationRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Editions & Modules
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Basic Tower
5,000
per year
Enterprise Tower
10,000
per year
Premium Tower
14,000
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Broadcom Automic AutomationAnsible
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Broadcom Automic AutomationRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
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Broadcom Automic Automation

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Ansible
Top Pros
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Features
Broadcom Automic AutomationRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Broadcom Automic Automation
8.3
4 Ratings
0% above category average
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
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Broadcom Automic AutomationRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
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User Ratings
Broadcom Automic AutomationRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(4 ratings)
8.9
(62 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(2 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Broadcom Automic AutomationRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
This product has huge capacity to run millions of jobs per month, can serve to enterprise level of business. If client is looking for platform base solution which can be deployed on-prem or cloud base technologies then this solution works well. It has very good licensing mechanism which is based on number of agents, and there is no limitation of number of jobs run. So client has not to worry on limitation of jobs and can scale of the automation in the environment. This reduced the total cost of ownership of product. Self service automation feature can reduce the client automation cost significantly. it has good batch job coverages from Mainframe to Microservices.
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Red Hat
Ansible and AAP is well suited for orchestrating over many platforms. Its agentless architecture makes it ideal for infrastructure that cannot support an agent. It has a strong module library for the most common products, services, and platforms. It is by far the best language for anyone new to coding or automation to jump in and quickly get to a productive state. While AAP is capable of automating nearly anything, there are still advantages of using other platforms in its place. For example, Chef has been valuable for server automation because of the availability of existing cookbooks. For systems that can run an agent, having the individual nodes perform their own checks can scale a little better than the centralized model of AAP. But running an agent also means the potential risk of resource over utilization.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • Wide range of internal functions
  • Many interfaces (incoming and outgoing)
  • Modern, web-based user interface
  • Strong roadmap with topics such as containerisation and AI
  • High throughput possible (> 1 million executions per day)
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Red Hat
  • Makes it easy to create and share automation in one central hub.
  • Ansible content collections give me the ability to reuse code, making it rapid to carry out complex IT processes.
  • Event-driven automation allows me to reduce manual tasks: it is rapid to know which action to take and respond automatically by receiving events from external apps automatically.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • Could improve the framework.
  • Could improve the underlying coding standards.
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Red Hat
  • Ansible Tower is a paid service, which can be annoying at times. But that is understandable, as it requires an additional level of support from the Ansible team to develop.
  • There is a decently large learning curve for someone not familiar with setting up Unix environments. However, there is a very large support community with tons of documentation, so it's not a dealbreaker.
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Likelihood to Renew
Broadcom
Automic is a very strong Automation Platform which enable us to implement user requirements quickly.
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Red Hat
We are deploying Ansible at all levels of the organization
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Usability
Broadcom
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Red Hat
the yaml is easy to write and most people can be taught to write basic playbooks in a few weeks
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Performance
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Red Hat
Out of the box, Ansible can be slow over a bad connection, as it's establishing an SSH connection to the target server for each little task. There are some adjustments you can make to the defaults that greatly improve performance. And if you run Ansible on the same network as the target (i.e. by using a jump box or Jenkins server), then it can be crazy fast. I'd give it a 10 for speed except that it does require these adjustments first.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
I have not used Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) support.
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Red Hat
There is a lot of good documentation that Ansible and Red Hat provide which should help get someone started with making Ansible useful. But once you get to more complicated scenarios, you will benefit from learning from others. I have not used Red Hat support for work with Ansible, but many of the online resources are helpful.
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Implementation Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Red Hat
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
1. Cost was the major factor without compromising the automation service which this product delivered. Other products are expensive and deliver the same outcome. 2. Limitation of job run, Broadcom Automic Automation allows to run unlimited jobs and helps to increase automation capability. 3. Number of automation packs available with no extra license cost. 4. Depth of coverage of technologies for batch job automation. 5. Required less number of hardware to achieve high availability.
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Red Hat
AAP doesn't truly stack up against any of the products mentioned except for Aria Automation. But, it is extensible and open and has a lower cost to entry.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Improved SAP automation thereby giving good returns.
  • Provides mail integration which further widens automation scope and profits.
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Red Hat
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform offers automation and ML tools that allow me to automate complex IT tasks.
  • Through automation analytics, it is seamless to gain full visibility into automation performance allowing me to make informed decisions.
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform allows me to move rapidly from insights to action.
  • Creating and sharing automation content in one place unify a team in one place hence enhancing real-time collaboration.
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