Ansible has announced its 2014 lineup of IT automation and configuration management products developers, sysadmins, and DevOps practitioners. The project has more "watches", "stars", and "forks" than any other comparable project on GitHub just now.
CEO of Ansible Saïd Ziouani says that developers are using the tool as a migration path to the cloud. Users enjoy expanded deployment options and reduce the time they spend on menial tasks so they can focus auto-scaling and quality assurance.
"A new Ansible Guru subscription enables Ansible command-line users to support sysadmins and developers who are learning open source Ansible or using Ansible every day, Ansible's new Guru subscription provides users with help and advice on building Ansible Playbooks, troubleshooting, architecture suggestions, and general how-to's and best practices. Guru subscribers also receive additional benefits, such as special product and event discounts, online training, and Ansible t-shirts," said Ziouani.
Ansible Tower (formerly called AWX) is an enterprise-class IT automation solution with a web app and a REST API. Tower also includes cloud features that dynamically sync with Amazon AWS and Rackspace inventory and can assist with auto-scaling.
"As organizations increasingly seek seamless continuous delivery to cloud environments, the need for tools to automate deployment becomes more and more acute," said Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst with RedMonk. "This is what Ansible, with its agentless SSH based model and YAML-based automation language, was built for."
AnsibleWorks has dropped the "Works" from its name and is launching a new brand identity and website to better represent the Ansible community.