How Microsoft is using Red Hat Ansible?

2 min readMar 13, 2021

We all know that Microsoft corporation develops, manufactures, and supports software, consumer electronics and computers, and related services.

To simplify and scale at pace with market demands, Microsoft worked with Red Hat to create a scalable, automation framework to reduce manual workloads with efficient tools and processes and mitigate performance and security issues with standardized, tested code. As a result, Microsoft has standardized network automation at scale, established a collaborative and creative development mindset, and saved thousands of hours of operational work.


Microsoft needed to address increasing complexity across their corporate network infrastructure — comprised of tens of thousands of endpoints — that connects Microsoft locations worldwide.

  1. Had thousands of servers running in a different location and of different vendors. The team has to manage the workloads manually.
  2. Code created by the developer was not version-controlled and peer-reviewed, this created duplication and quality issues.


Using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and working with Red Hat Consulting, Microsoft created a standardized, centralized network automation environment that reduces routine, repeatable tasks and complexity.


Microsoft has evolved its automation journey from manual scripting and changes to a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) approach supported by a centralized, service-based architecture. Their DevOps teams can now focus on sharing knowledge, building skills, and creating innovative technology solutions.




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