Ansible Automation Platform for Applications and Services

Middleware serves a key function within many businesses. However, managing these resources at cloud scale to serve new opportunities and business use cases can become a daunting task. This doesn’t account for the set of functionality that’s needed to fully operate today, including considerations for monitoring and observability. Fortunately, Ansible® middleware can help. Join Andrius Benokraitis as he welcomes Andrew Block, Roel Hodzelmans, and Guido Grazioli from the Ansible middleware team and they share how Ansible middleware can be used to manage Red Hat® Runtimes products and simplify installation, configuration, and management and open up new and innovative opportunities.


Andrew Block | Distinguished Architect, Global Services Office of Technology, Red Hat

Andrew Block works with organizations throughout the world to design and implement solutions centered around cloud-native technologies. He specializes in embracing security at every phase of the software development life cycle and delivering software in a repeatable and consistent manner. Andrew has authored several publications related to the cloud-native ecosystem, including “Managing Kubernetes Resources Using Helm” and “Kubernetes Secrets Management." He occupies several roles in the open source community and is a core maintainer of Helm, a package manager for Kubernetes.

Guido Grazioli | Senior Software Engineer, Application Runtimes, Red Hat

Guido Grazioli is an enthusiastic automation developer and consumer. He has worked in the IT industry across a range of diverse domains. Guido is a veteran of DevOps and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) initiatives, with particular focus on Java™ and Linux®, on-premise, cloud, and containerized environments.

Roel Hodzelmans | Manager, Specialist Solution Architecture, Red Hat

As a Red Hat Solution Architect, Roel Hodzelmans is excited by the prospect of reaching out to people to spread and support the open source and Red Hat message. He regularly speaks at conferences and aids Red Hat customers and partners with their understanding of how technology can help them realize their business goals.

Andrius Benokraitis | Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Ansible, Red Hat

Andrius brings over 20 years in the computer software industry from companies such as IBM, Nortel, and Cumulus Networks. Andrius is skilled in network automation, enterprise Linux, business analytics, technical writing, and strategic alliances.