Automate, manage, and connect all stages of an application life cycle

From traditional bare metal through serverless or function-as-a-service, automating infrastructure provisioning is the first step in automating the operational life cycle of your applications. Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform can provision the latest cloud platforms, virtualized hosts and hypervisors, network devices, and bare-metal servers.

After bootstrapping, nodes can be connected to storage, added to a load balancer, patched for security, or any number of other operational tasks by separate teams. In essence, Ansible Automation Platform becomes the connecting tool in your process pipelines—taking bare infrastructure through to day-to-day management, automatically.


Provisioning with Ansible Automation Platform allows you to seamlessly transition into configuration management, orchestration, and application deployment using the same simple, human-readable automation language.

Infrastructure Platforms

Bare metal

Underneath virtualization and cloud platforms is always the physical server. When it's your own cloud or hypervisor system, you still need to provision bare metal some of the time. Ansible Automation Platform integrates with many datacenter management tools to both invoke and enact the provisioning steps required.


From hypervisors, to virtual storage and virtual networks, the transition from physical devices as the base platform has opened up increasingly diverse scenarios at previously unavailable scale. Reduce complexity with Ansible Automation Platform to simplify the experience of cross platform management. The large selection of available modules gives you flexibility and choice to manage your diverse environment.


Ansible’s network automation capabilities allow users to configure, validate, and ensure continuous compliance for physical network devices. Ansible Automation Platform is the only language that can easily provision across multi-vendor environments, often replacing the need for manual processes that exist across network environments.


Ansible Automation Platform can provision and manage storage in your infrastructure. Whether it's software-defined  storage, cloud-based storage, or even hardware storage appliances, you can find a module to leverage Ansible’s common, powerful language.




Ansible Automation Platform is packaged with hundreds of modules supporting services on the largest public cloud platforms. Compute, storage, and networking modules allow playbooks to directly provision these services. Ansible can even act as an orchestrator of other popular provisioning tools–giving you high level, self documented workflows.


One of the easiest ways to deploy, configure and orchestrate OpenStack private cloud is by using Ansible Automation Platform. It can be used to provision the underlying infrastructure, install services, add compute hosts, and more. Once the underlying environment is provisioned, Ansible can also be used to provision resources, services, and applications inside your cloud.

Self-Service with automation controller

Automation controller helps you scale IT automation, manage complex deployments, and speed productivity. Centralize and control your IT infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, integrated notifications, and graphical inventory management. Automation controller's REST API and CLI make it easy to embed  it into existing tools and processes.

Considering a Red Hat subscription? 

No matter where you are on your automation journey, Red Hat can help. 

Ansible Automation Platform is a comprehensive, integrated solution that helps you automate for velocity, collaboration, and growth. It delivers open source innovation, hardened for your enterprise–so you can boost productivity and reduce time-to-completion for new projects.   

With a Red Hat subscription, you get certified content, a robust partner ecosystem, access to hosted management services, and life cycle technical support that allows your teams to create, manage, and scale automation across your organization. And you’ll get expert knowledge gained from our success with thousands of customers.

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Red Hat named a leader in infrastructure automation
Forrester Research named Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Infrastructure Automation, Q1, 2023—with the highest score in the strategy category.
Want some hands-on experience?
Red Hat offers interactive labs in a preconfigured Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform environment. You can use these labs to experiment, practice, and learn how to create, manage, and scale network and IT practices efficiently—from rapid development and deployment, to simplified operations and analytics, to consistent end-to-end user experiences.

Related Resources


ansible Quick start


An overview of Ansible capabilities.


Automating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 installation using the VMware REST Ansible collection


Learn about managing virtual machines with this VMware collection.

Dynamic infrastructure provisioning with Red Hat Ansible Automation


Red Hat Ansible can be used for end-to-end infrastructure provisioning—from bare metal to apps running on Red Hat OpenShift.