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Red Hat To Acquire It Automation And Devops Leader Ansible

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Red Hat advances frictionless IT with simplified management for hybrid clouds, OpenStack

environments and container-based services

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the worlds leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ansible, Inc., a provider of powerful IT automation solutions designed to help enterprises move toward frictionless IT. Ansibles automation capabilities, together with Red Hats existing management portfolio, will help users drive down the cost and complexity of deploying and manag ing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environments. With todays announcement, Red Hat expands its leadership in hybrid cloud management, OpenStack and containers.

Ansibles simple and agentless approach, unlike competing solutions, does not require any special coding skills, removing some of the most significant barriers to automation across IT. From deployment and configuration to rolling upgrades, by adding Ansible to its hybrid management portfolio, Red Hat will help customers to:

Deploy and manage applications

across private and public clouds.

Speed service delivery

through DevOps initiatives.

Streamline OpenStack

installations and upgrades.

Accelerate container adoption

by simplifying orchestration and configuration.

The upstream Ansible project is one of the most popular open source automation projects on GitHub with an active and highly engaged community, encompassing nearly 1,200 contributors. Ansible automation is being used by a growing number of Fortune 100 companies, powering large and complex private cloud environments, and the company has received several notable accolades, including a 2015


Bossie Award, recognizing the best open source datacenter and cloud software.

With the addition of Ansible, Red Hats open hybrid cloud and IT management solutions will include:

Red Hat CloudForms

, an open management platform that provides orchestration, governance and policy-based control across hybrid clouds enabling self-service provisioning, and resource management as well as quota enforcement, metering and chargeback.

Red Hat Satellite

, a comprehensive lifecycle management solution with integrated infrastructure provisioning, software distribution, patch management and auditing capabilities.

Ansible and Ansible Tower

, an IT automation and DevOps platform that provides significantly simplified multi-tier application deployment and IT automation across hybrid clouds.

The acquisition is expected to have no material impact to Red Hats revenue for the third and fourth quarters of its fiscal year ending Feb. 29, 2016 (fiscal 2016). Management expects that non-GAAP operating expenses for fiscal 2016 will increase by approximately $2.0 million, or ($0.01) per share, in the third quarter and approximately $4.0 million, or ($0.02) per share, in the fourth quarter as a result of the transaction. Red Hat calculates non-GAAP operating expense by subtracting from GAAP operating expense the estimated impact of non-cash share-based...