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Red Hat Ansible 2.1 supports Windows and Azure to build hybrid, automated environments

Once again, Microsoft’s flirtation with the open source community is bearing fruit for both the company and its traditionally non-Windows based consumers. Specifically, the world’s foremost open source provider Red Hat Inc. just announced the general availability of Ansible 2.1 with support for network automation and an expansion of capabilities, thanks in part to its new support for Microsoft Windows environments.

Ansible stood as Red Hat’s premier agentless open sourced IT automation framework that enabled the easy configuring and managing of computers. By combining multi-node software deployment, ad-hoc task execution, and management configuration, Ansible has become the default solution for businesses seeking open-sourced options.

With Ansible 2.1 bringing support for Microsoft Windows and Azure technologies, users can look forward to the following extensibility features:

Also, Ansible 2.1 brings expanded support for Containers that includes a new module, docker service, and a rewrite of existing Docker modules. Ansible 2.1 is now available on GitHub, PyPi and package manager for most supported Linux distributions.

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