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AnsibleWorks Rolls Out New Products, Services and Support Offerings
[March 08, 2013]

AnsibleWorks Rolls Out New Products, Services and Support Offerings

Mar 08, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- AnsibleWorks, Inc. announced its corporate launch to provide new products, services, support, and training for Ansible, an Open Source IT automation solution.

AnsibleWorks will sponsor Ansible by funding full time developers, implementing new ecosystem services, and providing subscription services, training, and events to the Ansible community.

According to a release, AnsibleWorks was founded this year by Michael DeHaan and Said Ziouani. DeHaan is the original creator of Ansible and other open source projects including the Cobbler install server platform, and previously worked with Red Hat's Emerging Technologies Group and Puppet Labs. Said Ziouani, a 10-year Red Hat veteran who helped establish Open Source as a viable business model building and selling Open Source products to Fortune 1000 companies. He most recently served as Executive Vice President at Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.

Ansible was launched by DeHaan in 2012 as an Open Source project aimed at radically simplifying the orchestration and management of IT infrastructure. Ansible users are on the forefront of Big Data and analytics, including AppDynamics, Aerospike, Basho Technologies, Brainpage, Drawn To Scale, Lucky Sort, and eXelate, as well as major web properties such as and Gawker Media.

"System administrators and developers are looking for an orchestration solution that's simple to use and can encompass deployment, configuration and management, all in one," said Ziouani, CEO at AnsibleWorks. "In the increasingly complex world of IT management, whether on premise or in the cloud, it is clear that IT automation must be simpler and more friendly. With Ansible, developers and sys admins spend less time maintaining complex automation scripts and more time adding real value to their companies and customers." "AppDynamics uses Ansible for all of our OS and deployment tasks," said Thomas Morse, Director, IT and SaaS Operations at AppDynamics. "We have Ansible integrated with Gerrit for code review and do continuous deployment from Jenkins to all of our servers via Ansible playbooks every 15 minutes. Ansible is a great fit for us because of its ease of use and setup. Our team previously came from a Puppet and Chef background and love Ansible's modular python plug-in architecture." Jim Bartus, Director of Tech Operations at Gawker Media, said, "Gawker uses Ansible to automate deployment for the Kinja platform, powering sites such as, where it interacts with Jenkins and our Netscaler load-balancers to carefully roll out new builds across the application servers -- often more than ten times a day." More information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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