Five years ago on October, Red Hat acquired Ansible. And after this acquisition, a lot of things has been changed in the IT automation world. The Ansible Automation Platform, which has been aided by Ansible community, team is optimistic about the automation's future and states that they are taking measures to support their customers. By simply joining Ansible community, you can hear each customer's story directly from them and you can learn what's new in Ansible Automation Platform at AnsibleFest.
Since the acquisition of Ansible a lot has been change. IT firms have been facing a growing pressure to support rapid innovation at-scale, but this year, 2020, has been more difficult than the other years'. IT organizations required solutions that delivered fast responses to changing business requirements, and automation can respond to these needs. Automation has become more strategic and valuable for building an IT strategy, because of an increase need for rapid business changes, strong ROI and efficiency benefits.
In Red Hat's blog "AnsibleFest highlights Ansible momentum as IT automation becomes an enterprise imperative", you can find the Forrester Consulting study findings. It's stated in the blog that "according to a Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Red Hat, firms are well on their way to pursuing automation with security, efficiency and customer demands in mind. Furthermore, 99% of decision makers report multiple technology and business benefits from their automation software investments, including improved security, improved integration and faster innovation." And the the article goes on giving some key facts on Ansible;
"Ansible Automation Platform: A foundation for the automated enterprise
Initially used for configuration management, Ansible has evolved into Ansible Automation Platform, a full enterprise-class solution for the hybrid cloud that covers automation across multiple domains and use cases: