Ansible Brings Simple IT Automation to Amazon Web Services Marketplace
AWS Customers Can Now Add Ansible Configuration Management &
Application Deployment to Their Amazon Bill
SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/14 -- Ansible, Inc.
(formerly AnsibleWorks), the company that provides products, support
and services for the popular Ansible open source IT automation
project, today announced the immediate availability of Ansible Tower
AMIs on the AWS Marketplace. Ansible Tower is the only complete
configuration management and app deployment solution available on the
Amazon Web Services Marketplace and sets the bar high with an
innovative monthly pricing model and cloud-ready features.
"The importance of getting your automation and configuration
management right in the cloud can't be understated," said Michael
Cote, Research Director for Infrastructure at 451 Research. "The
agility and efficiency of relying on cloud to support your
applications and services requires almost complete, seamless
automation. In our market surveys we've seen a sharp rise in the use
of the new type of automation that Ansible comes from. As more people
move their IT to cloud services, expect to see that interest keep
The Ansible Tower AMIs on AWS come preconfigured with the open source
Ansible automation engine, widely regarded for its simple automation
language and agentless architecture. Ansible's agentless architecture
is designed for cloud-scale deployments and uses industry-standard
SSH to communicate with managed nodes. Tower adds a powerful UI and
role-based access control for rolling out Ansible automation to your
"We are really excited about Ansible Tower as a migration path to the
cloud," said Matt Coddington, Systems Architect at Care.com. "Tower
expands my deployment options and reduces costs so we can focus on
bigger goals like no-downtime deployments, auto-scaling, developer/QA
self service -- all by using the same tool."
Ansible Tower's Cloud Inventory Sync allows customers to simply
insert their AWS credentials into AWS Tower to automatically
synchronize Ansible inventory with AWS. Tower knows exactly what EC2
instances customers have, no matter when or how they launch them.
Ansible supports EC2, ELB, S3, VPC, ElastiCache and Route 53
Additionally, Ansible Tower enhances Amazon Auto Scaling. Auto
Scaling will automatically spin up new server instances as
applications spike in load or instances fail. Ansible Tower
automatically deploys applications and configures the instances as
they are launched by AWS, using Tower's unique callback feature.
"We are long-time Ansible users," said Simon Pantzare, software
developer and co-founder at Narrative, Inc. "With Tower, we can
update inventories and run playbooks as EC instances come and go with
little or no hand holding, and developers can see what is going on
with the infrastructure and trigger deployments."
Pricing and Availability
Ansible Tower is available now as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that
can be purchased through the AWS Marketplace. Customers can try it
out free to manage up to 10 EC2 instances, paying only the AWS hourly
cost for the Tower AMI. Beyond ten EC2 instances, customers can
license Ansible Tower for as low as $250 per month. Ansible Tower is
available in all AWS Regions. Find more information at
ansible.com/aws. Ansible premium support and consulting is available
directly from Ansible.
About Ansible, Inc.
Ansible, Inc., formerly AnsibleWorks, brings the
power of Ansible to the enterprise. Ansible, Inc. provides
enterprise-ready solutions for automating apps, systems and cloud
resources for IT organizations, based on the most popular open source
IT automation project on GitHub. Working with our open source
community and partner ecosystem, Ansible incorporates key
technologies and spearheads community and customer driven
innovations. Our mission is to enable businesses to easily and
securely manage large scale computing infrastructures on premise and
in the cloud.
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