Ansible Announces the Simple OpenStack Initiative

DURHAM, N.C. -- Ansible, Inc., the leading provider of simple, agentless, and powerful IT automation for the enterprise, today announced its initiative to bring leading companies together to help simplify OpenStack deployment and management. Enterprises today are looking for cost-effective solutions to create their own private cloud infrastructures and OpenStack aims to deliver on that promise. However, the complexity and diversity of deployment and management tools for OpenStack has hindered mass adoption.

OpenStack, with its many capabilities and components, requires seamless coordination to be successful. Implementation requires management of both individual components (configuration) and the relationships between those components (orchestration). Ansible is a simple automation platform that excels at both configuration and orchestration, which accounts for its surging popularity in the OpenStack ecosystem. In fact, many Fortune 1000 companies are already using Ansible Tower today to manage their OpenStack private clouds.

"Ansible is fast becoming the de facto standard tool in launching and managing the OpenStack fabric," said Saïd Ziouani, CEO of Ansible. "We are working closely with strong partners such as Cisco, CSC, HP and Rackspace, and the open source community, to help enterprise customers unlock the huge benefits of OpenStack by making it simple and reliable to deploy and manage."

With the Simple OpenStack initiative, Ansible's goal is to create a working group of like-minded companies to collaborate on driving improvements in the OS-Ansible-Deployment and Kolla projects (undercloud) and the core Ansible OpenStack modules (overcloud), as well as other Ansible and OpenStack related projects.

Ansible Collaboration Day

Greg DeKoenigsberg, Ansible's VP of Community, will host the Ansible Collaboration Day at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver on May 18, 2015, marking the official kickoff for the new Simple OpenStack Initiative. Kevin Carter, Software Developer at Rackspace, will provide an update to the Kilo release of the OS-Ansible Deployment project. Monty Taylor, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, will provide an overview of the Ansible modules available for OpenStack. Steve Dake, Principal Engineer for OpenStack at Cisco Systems, will host a design session about Kolla and Ansible integration.

The Simple OpenStack Initiative will include agreed-upon roadmaps, action items and owners, and even new open-source collaborations. The group's collective input will provide future directions for Ansible in this space including continued community support as well as commercial offerings in Ansible Tower.

About Ansible, Inc.
Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT. Ansible provides enterprise ready solutions for automating apps, systems and cloud resources for IT organizations, based on the most popular open source IT automation project on GitHub. Ansible's commercial offering -- Ansible Tower -- helps DevOps teams manage complex multi-tier deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to Ansible environments. For more information, visit

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