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Red Hat Updates Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat announced Monday a series of updates for the Ansible Automation Platform, a platform that helps development teams create and share resources for automating application and infrastructure deployments. The platform will offer improved analytics capabilities, a new way to manage automation resources, and more certified automation content.

Introduced late last year, the platform is designed to enable large-scale automation of a company’s projects and teams. According to Red Hat, the platform’s objective is to allow companies to “do more with less”. Which would be more relevant than ever given the current economic turmoil.

In late May, Red Hat will launch the Automation Services catalog, which will allow companies to maintain the controls and compliance requirements they need to extend automation across the enterprise. In this context, the catalog offers lifecycle management of automation resources.

More certified content

In addition, Red Hat brings more certified content to Ansible Content Collections, making it easier for users to share and consume content such as modules, plugins, roles, and playbooks. There are now more than 1,200 certified modules available on the Automation Hub, a centralized content repository for Red Hat and its partners. This figure was 100 last November.

Finally, Red Hat adds new functions and analysis capabilities to help users better understand the performance of their automation actions. Improvements include improved filtering, which allows users to filter down to individual Red Hat Ansible Tower and by date. It includes new task statistics, such as total number of executions, total time, average time, success and failure rate. And in organizational statistics, there are new filters to help compare adoption of automation across organizations.

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