Red Hat will acquire IT automation software provider Ansible in a bid to bolster the tools it can offer enterprises for managing hybrid cloud environments through DevOps and other initiatives.
The deal is expected to close this month. Terms were not disclosed, but at least one report suggests a purchase price above $ 100 million.
Red Hat declined to provide further details.
Ansible offers modular enterprise-grade software for automating apps, systems and cloud resources. The North Carolina company’s open-source software is one of the most popular open-source automation projects on GitHub, with nearly 1,200 contributors.