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Red Hat Introduces Ansible Tower 3 with Enhanced Capabilities for Scaling IT Automation across the Enterprise

Posted by Ansible on July 20, 2016
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Streamlined interface, smarter notifications, and simpler permissions help DevOps teams to scale the power of automation and avoid repetitive tasks 

RALEIGH, N.C. — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Ansible Tower 3, the latest version of its enterprise-grade agentless automation platform. Ansible Tower 3 by Red Hat gives teams the power to scale automation across the enterprise including streamlined interface, more powerful notifications, and explicit permissioning. Ansible Tower empowers users to extend their automation solutions to their entire team, so they can build, share and scale automation cross-functionally and consistently as they build out their DevOps capabilities.
“We’ve been paying attention to how teams are using Tower to extend Ansible automation to many different aspects of their enterprises. Ansible Tower 3 improves the user experience by making it more intuitive to set up and run automation jobs quickly. And, users can more easily extend permissions to team members, notifying the right people and systems of results in real-time," said Tim Cramer, Head of Ansible Engineering, Red Hat. 

Ansible Tower by Red Hat, built on top of the popular Ansible open source automation project, helps teams manage complex multi-tier application deployments by adding control, knowledge, and delegation to Ansible-powered environments. Ansible Tower 3 includes new features and integrations for IT administrators including:

  • A streamlined interface, which helps teams better manage complex deployments and speed productivity.
  • Integrated notification support, notifications can now be sent to specific recipients or entire teams through a variety of channels, including: email; IRC; HipChat; Slack; and more making ChatOps for the enterprise possible.
  • Simplified yet powerful permissions for role based access controls allows for easier delegation across different users and teams.
  • New network management support in Ansible Tower builds on Ansible’s networking capabilities by adding a new permission type for the management of network devices.
  • Deeper integration with Red Hat offerings including Red Hat CloudForms for hybrid cloud management and Red Hat Satellite.


Ansible Tower 3 by Red Hat is now generally available for a free 30-day trial via Vagrant image, Amazon EC2 AMI, or download for on-premise or cloud installation. Ansible Tower is available via subscription tiers - users can learn more about Ansible Tower and download a trial of Ansible Tower at

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Tim Cramer, head of Ansible Engineering, Red Hat

“We’ve been paying attention to how teams are using Tower to extend Ansible automation to many different aspects of their enterprises. Ansible Tower 3 improves the user experience by making it more intuitive to set up and run automation jobs quickly. And, users can more easily extend permissions to team members, notifying the right people and systems of results in real-time.”

Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, IDC

“Many DevOps teams depend on open source based automation, such as provided by Ansible and Ansible Tower, to streamline operations, reduce configuration errors, and accelerate time to market. Ansible Tower 3 adds important network and cloud integrations, as well as improved notifications and usability controls, that will help these teams further improve productivity across end to end desktop to deployment tool chains”

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