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Over 300 Customers Chose Ansible IT Automation in 2014

Posted by Ansible on January 21, 2015
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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

  • 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 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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