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Red Hat Buys Automation and DevOps Specialist Ansible

Reports say the purchase is costing around $100 million.


Red Hat has announced that it is buying Ansible, a startup known for its software for managing hybrid cloud computing environments and for its DevOps tools. The companies did not disclose the purchase price, but other reports indicate it could be around $100 million.

“Ansible is a clear leader in IT automation and DevOps, and helps Red Hat take a significant step forward in our goal of creating frictionless IT,” said Joe Fitzgerald, VP at Red Hat.

Ansible has a great deal of expertise with the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, making it a good match for Red Hat, which is also a leader in open source software development.

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