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Score 10 out of 10
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  • Time back to Admin's by reducing MAC (Moves, Adds and Changes)
  • Less time patching, more time validating and Architecting
  • Less time worrying about Fat Finger events and more focus on other change management issues.
  • Greater details for Auditors...Always a bonus
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Allowed us to manage our large application server groups as if they were a single machine. Gives you a ton of freedom in how you want to set up your instances without worrying about how you're going to manage updates.
  • Gave our lower-level developers the possibility to change environment-level qualities that they otherwise would've never understood how to do.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Our deployments went to a CI/CD model a while back, and there's no way we could keep up if it wasn't for Ansible. It was convenient when we started using it, but Ansible is now essential for our small DevOps team to keep up with the rest of the business. We keep automating more and more with Ansible, just so that we can stay sane.
Edward Larkey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Easy concepts allow us to bring new employees up to speed quickly
  • Ansible makes adding configuration management to existing servers painless, adding more consistency to deployments quickly
  • Writing Ansible playbooks is much quicker to iterate over during development than writing Chef cookbooks.
December 01, 2017

DevOps Swiss Army Knife

Aiman Najjar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Ansible is a great investment if used for its well-suited scenarios. It has had a positive impact on my clients who used it to modernize their application deployment process. Ansible has 1) increased the reliability of the deployment process and 2) reduced scripts maintenance overhead.
  • Since Ansible is simpler and faster to get started with - compared to centralized configuration management solutions - it can be tempting to use it initially for simpler applications/infrastructure that are anticipated to evolve to complex ecosystems, you may find yourself having to rewrite in another tool in such cases.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • We have been able to deploy solutions to client issues without impacting uptime.
  • Most system administration tasks have been automated so I am now free to work on architectural improvements or customer support.
  • Our customer support has improved thanks to Ansible as it has allowed me more time away from repetitive system activities so I may assist with customer questions and application testing.
November 28, 2018

Ansible Now!

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Ansible has definitely helped our security team keep our servers up to date on the latest vulnerabilities through their continuous team of patch deployments.
  • The time to market for our code deployments have sped up 3 fold at least and is expected to continue improving as more teams are comfortable with DevOps framework.
  • Ansible is open source and free, which is great. But for an enterprise deployment, we had to budget for extra nodes as Tower only comes with licenses for 10.
Naoko Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Bringing Ansible from half automated process was definitely priceless in terms of consistency / speed / reliability.
  • Ansible is so easy to learn that the team just picked it up with little or no training.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Ansible has improved stability of our overall architecture because we no longer have "snowflake" servers.
  • Ansible has made it cheaper to spin up a new version of the server rather than diagnose a problematic server, costing valuable time to restoration.
  • Ansible has allowed us to spin up dynamic environments with the click of a button.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Ansible helped me as a team lead to make sure that our DevOps goals are aligned with business goals of our explosively growing organization and infrastructure.
  • Since the standard ansible implementation is free, it makes ansible a fine tool with great return on investment

What is Ansible?

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.

Its Automation Hub provides a one-stop-shop for Ansible content that is backed by support from Red Hat and its partners to deliver additional reassurance for demanding environments.

The Ansible project and Ansible Engine are open source technologies. The Ansible project is built by the community (ansible.com/community) for the benefit of the community. Ansible Engine is developed by Red Hat with the explicit intent of being used as an enterprise IT platform.

Ansible Pricing

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On-premise Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Basic Tower5,000per year
Enterprise Tower10,000per year
Premium Tower14,000per year

Ansible Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsLinux
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ansible?

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.

What is Ansible's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses Ansible?

The most common users of Ansible are from Enterprises and the Computer Software industry.