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Red Hat Named a Leader in Infrastructure Automation by Industry Research Firm

Ansible Automation Platform acknowledged with the highest score in the strategy category; “leverages its strong open source community to power innovation”

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform has been named a leader by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation, Q1 2023.

Forrester Research identified the 11 most significant infrastructure automation providers and researched, analyzed, and scored them. Red Hat and the other top providers were evaluated for The Forrester Wave™ against 30 criteria grouped into three categories: current offering, strategy, and market presence. In the evaluation, Red Hat received the highest possible scores in 13 criteria, including community support, product vision, execution roadmap, planned enhancements, innovation roadmap, supporting products and services, partner ecosystem, revenue, and average deal size.

According to Forrester’s evaluation, “Red Hat sets the pace of the market by addressing operational challenges, skill gaps, and budgetary pressures. Its strength lies in its community, which has led to solid partnerships and supporting services. Red Hat capitalizes on this ecosystem by adopting and embracing the work of contributors. Key upcoming features include trusted automation supply chain, Event-Driven Ansible, and AI-led automation through Project Wisdom.”

Upcoming automation innovations from Red Hat will be recognized on an even bigger open source stage this year, bringing the world’s leading IT automation technology event, AnsibleFest, to Red Hat Summit 2023. Ansible Automation Platform provides the cloud-native architecture to deploy hybrid cloud automation at scale with the speed, agility, consistency and resiliency that’s needed. Customers can look to the continuous innovations of Ansible Automation Platform to address the management needs across the enterprise, free up IT teams, and focus on business innovations.

Supporting Quotes

Thomas Anderson, vice president, Ansible, Red Hat

“We are proud to be recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave™. As they note in the report, ‘Red Hat is a great fit for firms seeking consolidated automation across many infrastructure technologies and vendors.’ We believe Ansible Automation Platform is a powerful enabler that can not only work as the glue across varying domains, but can also extend automation across organizations, offering capabilities to make automation more achievable and help close skills gaps. Additionally, the platform is integrated across our portfolio, reducing cost and complexity for our customers.”

The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation, Q1 2023

Authored by Naveen Chhabra, principal analyst, Forrester

“Ansible has strengths in configuration management, integration with configuration management database (CMDB), analytics, and community support. It can clearly handle scale: Large global systems integrators lean on it to deliver managed services.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.

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