Red Hat announced that its Ansible Automation Platform is now available on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat believes this addition will give customers greater return on investment for automation by being able to leverage Azure services, such as compute, network, and storage. 

“By integrating open source automation technologies, such as Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure, customers can better automate at scale, evolve current practices and implement a culture of automation to meet future business needs,” said Erin Chapple, corporate vice president of Azure Core Products and Design at Microsoft. “Our continued collaboration with Red Hat makes innovation as attainable and efficient as possible for customers.”

Cloudflare partnering up with cyber insurers and incident response providers

Insurance companies that it is partnering with include At-Bay, Coalition, and Cowbell Cyber. Customers will be able to qualify for discounts and benefits from those partners, according to Cloudflare.

It is also partnering with the incident response providers CrowdStrike, Mandiant, and SecureWorks, which will allow companies under attack to get help quickly. 

“We’re helping protect millions of organizations every day, and cyber insurers understand the benefit that brings to keeping a company protected online,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Similar to a safe-driving discount granted through auto insurance, now companies can get discounts just for using Cloudflare to protect their organizations. By working closely with some of the most prominent cyber insurers and incident response providers we are now helping businesses to comprehensively manage their risk online.”

HCL Technologies and KloudGin announce partnership

KloudGin is a provider of field service and asset management software. This partnership will provide HCL Technologies customers with support for digital transformation with tools, data optimization, and mobile field service management and enterprise asset management solutions that improve productivity. 

HCL Technologies and KloudGin will be developing a single platform for field service and asset management, which will help to reduce back-end redundancy, optimize labor and inventory, prioritize work orders, schedule employees and work orders, and enable field crews to update work activity with the exact location of their repairs.