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Ansible Announces Tower 2.2

New Release Adds Powerful Management Capabilities
for Ansible in the Enterprise

DURHAM, NC - July 21, 2015 - Ansible, Inc., the leading provider of simple, yet powerful IT automation for the enterprise, today announced the release of Ansible Tower 2.2. Tower helps DevOps teams manage systems and optimize deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to the powerful Ansible open-source automation tool that is simple, agentless and powerful. 

Key new features in Tower 2.2 include:

  • System tracking to help with compliance
  • Remote command execution capabilities for ad-hoc and one-off operations
  • Integration with OpenStack to seamlessly manage private cloud environments
  • Tighter coupling with Ansible Galaxy, Ansible’s community role repository, to enable easy reuse of Ansible content

“Our enterprise customers have provided a wealth of positive feedback on Ansible Tower over the past year,” said Tim Cramer, vice president of engineering, Ansible. “This latest Tower release builds on the control, security and delegation features that Tower brings to enterprise IT organizations that are adopting DevOps and migrating workloads to the cloud. With new capabilities such as System Tracking, Tower is now becoming an indispensible enterprise automation platform.”

System Tracking
Enterprise IT is not just about defining your configurations, but also auditing and verifying that your machines are in compliance. Tower’s System Tracking was created to give administrators the necessary tools to do just that. Don’t just configure and deploy your machines, but track them through the complete lifecycle– their software stacks, their services, and any other facts that are applicable to your applications and environment. With that information, you can discover how your machines have changed over time, or which machines in your cluster may be out of specification.

Admins can leverage System Tracking and use Tower’s push-button automation to ensure machines are configured and deployed exactly how they should be.


Remote Command Execution
Ansible Tower now allows you to easily run a single Ansible command against any host or group of hosts in your inventory. With just a few clicks - all controlled via Tower’s powerful role-based access control engine and logged in Tower’s activity logs - you can run any task you need, such as: adding users or groups, resetting passwords, restarting a malfunctioning service or patching a critical security issue.
 

OpenStack Integration
Enterprises leveraging public clouds like Amazon or on-premise IT like VMware require a common framework and methodology to execute successful deployments. Tower 2.2 expands the platform’s dynamic inventory to now include support for OpenStack, the leading enterprise open source cloud framework. Teams can now deploy anywhere across  public, private or hybrid clouds using the same mechanisms and methods.

Galaxy Integration
For users contributing Ansible Roles to Galaxy, leveraging shared roles is now push-button simple. Tower 2.2 makes content easily reusable by letting you define your roles once and use them across your infrastructure. You can take immediate advantage by integration with Ansible Galaxy, or your own GitHub or any other source control system.

Pricing and Availability
Ansible Tower 2.2 is available now at http://ansible.com/tower. Tower is available for a free 30-day trial via Vagrant, Amazon EC2, or download for on-premise or cloud installation. 

Ansible Tower is available via subscription tiers suitable for everyone from small companies to full-scale, mission-critical enterprise devops teams. See http://www.ansible.com/pricing for details on basic, enterprise, and premium subscription levels.

 

Additional Resources

Tower 2.2 Product Overview

Tower Product Matrix of Features

Tower 2.2 Documentation

 

About Ansible, Inc.
Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT. Ansible 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. Ansible's commercial offering - Ansible Tower - helps DevOps teams manage complex multi-tier deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to Ansible environments. For more information, visit ansible.com.

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Ansible Announces the Simple OpenStack Initiative

Community-led Collaboration Group Including Cisco, CSC, HP and Rackspace to Make OpenStack Simpler to Deploy and Manage

DURHAM, NC -- May 18, 2015 --- Ansible, Inc., the leading provider of simple, agentless, and powerful IT automation for the enterprise, today announced its initiative to bring leading companies together to help simplify OpenStack deployment and management.

Enterprises today are looking for cost-effective solutions to create their own private cloud infrastructures and OpenStack aims to deliver on that promise. However, the complexity and diversity of deployment and management tools for OpenStack has hindered mass adoption.

OpenStack, with its many capabilities and components, requires seamless coordination to be successful. Implementation requires management of both individual components (configuration) and the relationships between those components (orchestration). Ansible is a simple automation platform that excels at both configuration and orchestration, which accounts for its surging popularity in the OpenStack ecosystem. In fact, many Fortune 1000 companies are already using Ansible Tower today to manage their OpenStack private clouds.

"Ansible is fast becoming the de facto standard tool in launching and managing the OpenStack fabric," said Said Ziouani, CEO of Ansible. "We are working closely with strong partners such as Cisco, CSC, HP and Rackspace, and the open source community, to help enterprise customers unlock the huge benefits of OpenStack by making it simple and reliable to deploy and manage."

With the Simple OpenStack initiative, Ansible’s goal is to create a working group of like-minded companies to collaborate on driving improvements in the OS-Ansible-Deployment and Kolla projects (undercloud) and the core Ansible OpenStack modules (overcloud), as well as other Ansible and OpenStack related projects.

Ansible Collaboration Day

Greg DeKoenigsberg, Ansible's VP of Community, will host the Ansible Collaboration Day at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver on May 18, 2015, marking the official kickoff for the new Simple OpenStack Initiative. Kevin Carter, Software Developer at Rackspace, will provide an update to the Kilo release of the OS-Ansible Deployment project. Monty Taylor, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, will provide an overview of the Ansible modules available for OpenStack. Steve Dake, Principal Engineer for OpenStack at Cisco Systems, will host a design session about Kolla and Ansible integration.

The Simple OpenStack Initiative will include agreed-upon roadmaps, action items and owners, and even new open-source collaborations. The group’s collective input will provide future directions for Ansible in this space including continued community support as well as commercial offerings in Ansible Tower.

Industry Support for the Simple OpenStack Initiative

CISCO


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"The work the Ansible team is doing to create modern automation tools, allow application scaling and make OpenStack their most supported cloud platform is something the entire industry should be paying attention to.”
--Lew Tucker, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Computing at Cisco


CSC

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"As an Ansible community partner and a strong supporter for open source, CSC is excited to participate in the Ansible Collaboration Day at the OpenStack Summit. We view collaboration in an open community as a critical facet of bringing Outside-In thinking and capabilities to our clients who want to extend their automation capabilities to include the orchestration of OpenStack environments. Making at-scale IT more automated, more consistent and easier to manage is at the forefront of the innovative solutions that we bring our clients."
-- Dan Hushon, Chief Technology Officer, CSC


HP

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"As a founding member of the OpenStack Foundation, HP’s commitment to OpenStack in helping drive its maturity and ease of use is paramount to us, the community and our customers. Data center automation and configuration management are critical aspects of reducing operational complexity and overhead, especially in high-scale, distributed architectures. HP is already working with Ansible extensively within our HP Helion OpenStack distribution, and will contribute to this community-based initiative which we believe will benefit OpenStack and our customers greatly."
-- Mark Potts, Chief Technology Officer, HP Helion.


RACKSPACE

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"Rackspace supports Ansible’s Simple OpenStack Initiative aimed at simplifying OpenStack deployment and management. We use Ansible to deploy OpenStack Private Clouds for our customers, which enables us to keep configuration consistent and aids in our mission to be the world’s foremost operator of OpenStack clouds."
-- Darrin Hanson, VP and GM, Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud by OpenStack


THE OPENSTACK FOUNDATION

"The drive toward faster, more agile and simpler automation is at the heart of the OpenStack project. Ansible Collaboration Day at the Vancouver OpenStack Summit gives participants a great opportunity to learn how the community is using Ansible in production environments to bring OpenStack compute, storage and networking resources to more developers, faster."
-- Mark Collier, COO, OpenStack Foundation

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About Ansible, Inc.

Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT. Ansible 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. Ansible’s commercial offering - Ansible Tower - helps DevOps teams manage complex multi-tier deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to Ansible environments. For more information, visit ansible.com.

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Ansible Appoints New Vice President of Engineering to Extend Enterprise Offerings

Industry Veteran Tim Cramer Joins Management Team

Durham, NC - May 6, 2015 - Ansible Inc., the leading provider of simple, agentless IT automation tools for the enterprise, today announced it has appointed Tim Cramer as its new Vice President of Engineering. Cramer, a proven technology leader, will bring his experience building large-scale solutions to extend Ansible's commercial offerings to the Global 2000.  

Cramer joins Ansible from HP where he was responsible for the overall delivery of Helion Eucalyptus Cloud, managing global teams of engineering, support and IT.  Formerly Cramer was at Dell where he was responsible for Systems Management and Virtualization products. He was instrumental in helping transform Dell’s software engineering organization with an agile software development model.

Prior to Dell Cramer spent over a decade at Sun Microsystems in software development, testing and performance with direct management of over 300 employees worldwide.  

"Tim brings over two decades of enterprise software experience to Ansible, and we are fortunate to have his talent on board as we enter our next phase of growth," said Saïd Ziouani, CEO of Ansible. "Rapid, global adoption of Ansible over the past year affirms that Ansible is quickly becoming the standard language of DevOps because of its unique combination of simplicity and power."

In this role, Cramer will ensure that Ansible's enterprise product, Ansible Tower, will evolve to continue to meet the growing control, security and delegation needs of enterprise customers.  Additionally, Cramer will seek to ensure that Ansible's open source codebase will be driven by the innovation that comes from the vibrant and growing Ansible community.

About Ansible, Inc.

Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT. Ansible 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. Ansible's commercial offering - Ansible Tower - helps DevOps teams manage complex multi-tier deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to Ansible environments. For more information, visit ansible.com.

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Ansible and DLT Solutions Partner to Bring Simple IT Automation to Government Customers

 

MARCH 18, 2015 - Durham, NC. - Ansible, Inc., the leading provider of simple, agentless orchestration and configuration management tools to IT and DevOps organizations, today announced a new partnership with leading government IT value-added reseller (VAR) DLT Solutions. This is Ansible's first government reselling partnership. Leveraging key strategic relationships, including Red Hat and Amazon Web Services, DLT Solutions provides software and services across the technology landscape, and will enable Ansible to deliver IT automation seamlessly to government customers.

"The Ansible open source project is already in widespread use across U.S. Federal and local government institutions,” said Saïd Ziouani, CEO of Ansible. "Now, in partnership with DLT Solutions, we are excited to bring Ansible Tower and Ansible services to government customers in the same way that we are serving Fortune 500 customers today."

Ansible's simplicity, its agentless and secure design and its powerful orchestration features make it the perfect fit for government customers who need to automate server or cloud configurations and application deployments. Ansible Tower extends the power of Ansible by providing control (centralized job runs through an automation dashboard), security (role-based access control and audit trails) and delegation (push-button job execution, portal mode and REST API for integration).

"Public sector IT organizations realize that in order to fully realize the benefits of a public or private cloud platform IT automation is critical,” said David Blankenhorn, vice president of engineering and chief cloud technologist at DLT Solutions. “Ansible provides our public sector customers with powerful tools that greatly simplify the automation of applications, systems, and both on premise and cloud resources. We look forward to working with an innovative leader such as Ansible to continue helping our customers streamline their work flows."

Ansible will be available on DLT Solutions' GSA IT Schedule70 and Ansible will use DLT Solutions' considerable portfolio of Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts to ease the procurement process for customers large and small. Additionally, Justin Nemmers has joined the Ansible team as Director of Government to focus purely on the growing Ansible Government business unit. Nemmers brings years of federal and commercial experience from Red Hat, as well as several successful startups.

About Ansible, Inc.

Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT.  Ansible 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. Ansible’s commercial offering - Ansible Tower - helps DevOps teams manage complex multi-tier deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to Ansible environments. For more information, visit ansible.com.

About DLT Solutions

For more than twenty years, DLT Solutions has been the IT software and solutions provider of choice for federal, state, local government and education customers. By hand selecting its manufacturer partners including Amazon Web Services, Autodesk, Google, NetApp, Oracle, Dell Software, Red Hat, Solarwinds and Symantaec, DLT fulfills its mission to be a value-added reseller of only the best software and hardware products and services, as well as a premier provider of technical support, through its many government contracts. The company specializes in carefully selected solution areas – Cloud computing, Data Center Consolidation, Geospatial Data Systems and Computer-Aided Design for transportation, utilities and manufacturing.  For more information or to place an order, contact DLT Solutions at 800-262-4358; email sales@dlt.com or visit www.dlt.com. Also on LinkedIn and Twitter (@DLTSolutoins).

 

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Over 300 Customers Chose Ansible IT Automation in 2014

Ansible Tower adding over two customers a day - just one year after commercial launch

DURHAM, NC  - January 21, 2015 -  Ansible, Inc., the leading provider of simple, agentless orchestration and configuration management tools to IT and DevOps organizations, finished its first full year of sales with over 300 customers.  Fueled by an exploding open source community and best-in-class simplicity, Ansible has been adopted at leading companies across all verticals, including several in the Fortune 100.

Ansible Highlights from 2014

  • Named SD Times #1 Company to Watch in 2015 and a Top 10 open source project in 2014 by Red Hat's opensource.com.

  • The Ansible open source project has had over one million downloads in 2014.

  • O'Reilly released the preview of its first Ansible book (available on Ansible.com) with the full book due out in early 2015.

  • There are over 40 regular worldwide Ansible meetups, with new meetups popping up weekly around the world from Sydney to South Africa.

  • Over 600 people attended AnsibleFests in San Francisco, Austin & New York in 2014, and 400 people are expected at the first AnsibleFest London in February 2015.

  • Ansible Tower - Ansible's enterprise IT automation solution - has been downloaded over 5,000 times and by 27 of the Fortune 100.

  • Ansible Tower is in production managing tens of thousands of servers, VMs and cloud instances across enterprise verticals that include financial services, government, high-tech manufacturing, education, web & e-commerce and media.

  • Ansible released three major upgrades of Ansible Tower in 2014, most recently adding capabilities for delivering self-service IT and HA for enterprise IT organizations.

  • Ansible released agentless support for managing Windows environments, using PowerShell remoting. Now, Ansible can be used in mixed Linux, Unix, Windows & Cloud environments.

To manage its continued growth in 2015 and beyond, Ansible more than doubled its headcount in the last six months, adding key executives to the leadership team to steer the company's expansion. Red Hat and open source veteran Greg DeKoenigsberg joined as VP of Community; Bill Nottingham joined as Director of Product; and Justin Nemmers recently joined as Director of Ansible’s rapidly growing government practice.

"2014 was an amazing year for Ansible and our customers," said Saïd Ziouani, Ansible CEO. "The dramatic customer adoption of Ansible Tower exceeded our expectations and validated that enterprise customers and DevOps groups are ready for a simple, secure and agile approach to IT automation that is easy for sysadmins to adopt and provides a near-instant ROI to the business."

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Ansible Tower 2.0 Streamlines IT Automation for Enterprise DevOps Teams

Updated Ansible UI makes deploying apps and configuring systems fast & efficient

Santa Barbara, CA - August 20, 2014 - Ansible, Inc. the company that provides products, support and services for the popular Ansible open source IT automation project, today announced Ansible Tower 2.0, a major upgrade to Ansible's complete orchestration, configuration management and application deployment solution for enterprise DevOps teams. Ansible Tower is an elegant user interface (UI) and dashboard that helps enterprise DevOps teams centralize their Ansible IT automation initiatives.

"Ansible Tower is proving to be a mission-critical DevOps tool in organizations like NASA, GoPro, EA, and Hughes," said Saïd Ziouani, CEO at Ansible. "Tower 2.0 dramatically improves and simplifies the DevOps automation user experience so that our customers can focus on their applications, rather than their IT automation."

Ansible Tower enhances the Ansible open source engine by providing role-based access control, Ansible job scheduling, auditing and graphical inventory management. Its full-featured REST API simplifies embedding Ansible Tower into existing infrastructure tools, and the Ansible Tower CLI tool allows administrators to take advantage of Tower features without leaving the command line.  

In this latest version, the Tower UI is simplified and includes new features such as:

Real-Time Playbook Status

Tower 2.0 allows you to observe application deployments, updates and system configuration changes in real-time, with the ability to drill-down on any failures quickly.  Tower's real-time output of Ansible Playbooks includes dynamic progress bars that show you the status of jobs and hosts, along with the overall status of the Playbook run.

Expanded Cloud & VMware Support

Pulling cloud system inventories into Tower (and keeping them synchronized) is as easy as entering your cloud account credentials into Tower's UI.  Along with existing support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace, Tower 2.0 now supports dynamic inventory synchronization with Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine and VMware's vSphere.  In addition, Amazon Web Services inventory now provides improved support for categorizing the multitude of groups and tags it automatically creates.  As always, Tower manages cloud inventories securely, allowing an administrator to delegate automation jobs to users or teams without having to expose secret credentials.

Pricing and Availability

Ansible Tower 2.0 is available now and can be downloaded with a free trial at ansible.com/tower. With Tower 2.0, Ansible has lowered the cost of getting started with DevOps-style IT automation with the new Tower Starter Kit basic subscription, starting at $99/month or $999/year to manage up to 100 machines.

Additionally, Enterprise Tower support, training & consulting are available directly from Ansible. See Enterprise pricing at Ansible.com/pricing.

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Early Red Hat Executives Return to Disrupt Enterprise IT Automation

In Just 12 Months, Ansible Has Over 100 Customers, One Million+ Downloads and Is the #1 IT Automation Project on GitHub

NEW YORK, NY-- May 20, 2014 - #ANSIBLEFEST -- Ansible, Inc., the company that provides products, support and services for the popular Ansible open source IT automation project, today announced that in its first year of operation the company has become one of GitHub's most popular open source projects and a game-changing commercial IT automation product that boasts installations in over 100 customer sites around the world.

Start-ups and Fortune 1000 customers alike have installed Ansible for managing both on-premise and cloud infrastructures -- from a few servers to large-scale deployments with thousands of nodes. Ansible has been adopted at organizations such as Splunk, Samsung, GoPro, Rackspace, Atlassian, NASA, Verizon, and many others because it is easy to install and use, yet powerful enough to manage large, complex infrastructures.

Reunited Red Hat Leadership Team

Ansible's executive team is primarily made up of early Red Hat executives who took part in the market disruption created by Linux and open source. The team is tapping into that experience and knowledge to actively influence product direction, community expansion and to establish a disruptive and scalable commercial model.

"When building an executive team in any industry, domain experience is a crucial ingredient," said Stephen O'Grady, Principal Analyst at RedMonk. "It's difficult to think of a business with more experience in building a disruptive commercial ecosystem around open source than Red Hat, which is why the Ansible team's history there will be a major asset moving forward."

"We are thrilled to see Ansible commanding a leadership position in IT automation, thanks to record user and customer adoption," said Saïd Ziouani, CEO at Ansible. "We have assembled a powerful team of early Red Hat veterans to disrupt the IT automation marketplace with a powerful open source community and a sustainable business model."

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AWS Customers Can Now Add Ansible Configuration Management & Application Deployment to their Amazon Bill

Santa Barbara, CA - February 26, 2014 - 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 growing."

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 team.

"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 out-of-the-box.

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."

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AnsibleWorks Raises $6 Million to Grow Popular Open Source Enterprise IT Automation Solution

Series A Funding Led by Menlo Ventures to Fuel FastTrack IT Solution That Simplifies Cloud and Datacenter Software Deployments

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - AnsibleWorks, Inc., the company behind Ansible, the popular Open Source IT automation solution, announced today the completion of a $6 million dollar round of funding led by Menlo Ventures. The Series A funding, coming only five months after the company's launch, will be used to accelerate product development, sales, and other key initiatives.

"AnsibleWorks has delivered a complete reboot of how developers and IT administrators manage complex cloud and datacenter environments," said Doug Carlisle, managing director at Menlo Ventures. "The result is a highly differentiated solution that makes managing all kinds of infrastructure projects easy and fast. The company now has a production ready technology, a proven management team, and customer traction to disrupt this potential $10 billion market."

Ansible was started 18 months ago by AnsibleWorks cofounder and CTO, Michael DeHaan. With over 300,000 users to date and a download rate approaching 30,000 per month, Ansible has proven to be a highly disruptive technology in the IT automation space, finding many users among the Fortune 500 in markets such as Financial Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, and Media. The prolific Open Source community behind Ansible is a major key to Ansible's success, with the project already registering close to 400 unique code contributors, per ohloh.net.

"IT automation has resurfaced as an area of significant business opportunity, especially with increased complexity and the widespread adoption of cloud, big data, and virtualization technologies," said Saïd Ziouani, CEO and cofounder of AnsibleWorks. "AnsibleWorks is the obvious solution to these automation challenges. This investment will help us accelerate the expansion of our product base and support operations to meet market demand. Our goal remains to continue being the simplest, most secure, IT orchestration and application deployment engine available."

Last month, AnsibleWorks announced its first commercial enterprise product, AWX. AWX adds many advanced features to the automation solution, including RoleBased Access Control, centralized logging, a finegrained REST API, and a modern teamoriented web interface. AWX is for IT operations teams and also for those with applications seeking to embed a highly capable orchestration engine.

About AnsibleWorks

AnsibleWorks is the company behind Ansible, the radically simple IT orchestration solution. AnsibleWorks provides an Enterpriseready orchestration platform for IT organizations around an Open Source platform. Working with our Open Source community and partner ecosystem, AnsibleWorks will incorporate key technologies and spearhead community and customerdriven innovations alike. Our mission is to enable businesses to easily and securely manage largescale computing infrastructures onpremise and in the cloud.

About Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures provides capital for seed through growth technology companies in the consumer and enterprise sectors. For decades, the firm's marketdriven research analysis has led to the identification of and successful exits in innovative technology markets. Notable research areas of investment include Mobile (Siri, Uber, TeleNav), Enterprise Storage (3PAR, Spinnaker Networks, Coraid), Communications (Acme Packet, Cavium Networks), and Consumer (Fab, Tumblr, Carbonite, Roku). Founded in 1976, Menlo's portfolio includes 70 public companies and more than 100 mergers and acquisitions. Throughout the firm's history, Menlo's deep network of portfolio entrepreneurs, angels and advisors are a key resource made available to all of our family of investments. Menlo Ventures has $4 billion under management and is currently investing Menlo Ventures XI, a $400 million fund with $20 million allocated to our Menlo Talent Fund for fast seed funding. For more information, visit www.menlovc.com.