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Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure – Network Access – blog #1

Introduction

In this blog series we will discuss the deployment of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure, specifically focusing on the deployment access types and what that means for accessing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure after deployment completion.

 

Deployment Access Types

First let’s start by discussing the different deployment access types.

During deployment, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure will present an option called “Access” that determines how you will access the user interfaces.

 

Access Selection at Deploy Time

Deployment Type

Details

Public

Public deployments allow ingress to the user interfaces over the public internet. Upon deployment, a domain name is issued to the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure instance, and users will be able to navigate to the domain to login. This is the easiest approach to deploy because there is no configuration required to access Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure.


Public Access Architecture Diagram below

 

Public Access Architecture Diagram

Deployment Type

Details

Private

Private deployments omit access from the public internet. When deployed, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure will reside in an isolated Azure VNET with no access from external sources or even other Continue reading

Introducing a brand new way to automate your Azure Cloud

In December of 2021, Red Hat and Microsoft announced the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure

This year during Red Hat Summit 2022, Red Hat announced the General Availability of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure in North America with global availability coming soon.  

I’d like to spend some time providing some more details about this offering and why you should be considering Ansible Automation Platform on Azure.



Azure Marketplace deployment

Ansible Automation Platform on Azure (AAP on Azure) deploys from the Azure Marketplace as a managed application.  It deploys directly into your Azure Subscription, but Red Hat as the publisher of the application has access to a shared and secured managed resource group to support, maintain, and upgrade your deployment. More specifically, a dedicated Red Hat SRE team deals with all the ongoing management of AAP on Azure, while you focus on expanding your automation strategy within your organization across the hybrid cloud.

 

 

Azure Integrations

For many organizations using Azure today, there’s a huge benefit in taking advantage of AAP on Azure.  It runs in your Azure subscription.  It integrates seamlessly with many of the Azure services, Continue reading