Often the first question that comes to mind when evaluating an enterprise IT solution is cost.
Enterprise software licenses can be prohibitively expensive, especially for small and mid-sized corporations. Our main motivations for partnering with and selling Red Hat licenses is the affordability in their model and the lack of vendor lock-in provided by open source software. Small business and startups and utilize sophisticated open source solutions in a self-support model for no cost. As the business grows and uptime and efficiency demand supported software we can offer tested versions of open source with 24/7 support at a reasonable price. But unlike proprietary software, you aren't locked-in for life. If the commercial support doesn't meet your needs, open source gives you the option to roll your own.
Red Hat Ansible Engine and Red Hat Ansible Tower meet a critical need for Operational Efficiency in the enterprise.
How much does Ansible Engine cost?
Ansible Engine pricing ranges from $47.50-$70 per managed node per year depending on quantity, subscription term, and support option selected. Ansible is an open source project, therefore you can use the unsupported community edition for free. The supported Red Hat Ansible Engine product is priced based upon the number of nodes being managed. We sell packages for 100, 5,000, and 10,000 managed nodes. Each package is available with Standard or Premium support and in a 1-year or 3-year term. Multiple packages may be combined to cover the number of nodes necessary.
How much does Ansible Tower cost?
Ansible Tower pricing ranges from $50-$175 per managed node per year depending on quantity, subscription term, support option, and if you also want support for Ansible Engine included. Red Hat Ansible Tower is priced based upon the number of nodes being managed. We sell packages for 100, 250, 5,000, and 10,000 managed nodes. Each package is available with Standard or Premium support and in a 1-year or 3-year term. Red Hat Ansible Tower is also available for a lower cost with a self-support option. Multiple packages may be combined to cover the number of nodes necessary.
What is the difference between Ansible and Ansible Engine?
Ansible is the open source project and the general name for the technology. Ansible Engine, or more precisely, Red Hat Ansible Engine, is a product offering a tested version of Ansible with enterprise-grade support.
What is the difference between Ansible Engine and Ansible Tower?
Ansible Engine is the command line tool and framework for remote automation. Ansible Tower (Red Hat Ansible Tower) is a web application which greatly simplifies the management and automation of your systems using Ansible. Learn more about Ansible Tower.
How can I purchase Ansible?
Open Source Architect is a value-added reseller of Red Hat products. We not only sell Red Hat Ansible Engine and Red Hat Ansible Tower subscriptions, but we also offer consulting and development services to accelerate your business plans. Ordering from a reseller gives you the same award winning Red Hat support, but you also get our resources to assist with planning, issue escalation, and development services.