Red Hat introduces ‘policy as code’ for Ansible

Red Hat Ansible’s new “policy as code” capabilities will help users of the infrastructure automation platform to increase efficiency, reduce human error and improve the ability to meet governance, compliance, security and cost objectives, the company announced this morning at the Red Hat Summit in Denver. And it will help position Red Hat for an increasingly AI-dominated future.

The new capability, a tech preview of which is slated for availability “in the coming months,” will help enforce policies and compliance across hybrid cloud estates that increasingly include a varied and growing number of AI applications, the company announced. It enables high-level strategies for automation maturity “to better prepare organizations for sprawling infrastructure in support of scaling AI workloads,” Red Hat says.

The problem, says Sathish Balakrishnan, vice president and general manager for Red Hat’s Ansible business unit, is that as AI scales the capabilities of individual systems beyond what humans can manage, the challenge of maintaining IT infrastructure grows exponentially.

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