Ansible vs Docker
Last updated: October 17, 2017
Ansible is the simplest way to automate IT. Automate in hours - not weeks - with Ansible's human-readable IT automation language. Ansible uses SSH instead of agents. More efficient, more secure and less to manage. App deployment, configuration management and orchestration - all from one system.
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.
Face to face in the news:
2015 - Docker raised $95M to fuel its cloud container platform to take on Ansible
Docker, the company that pushed the recent enthusiasm for containers two years ago, has raised another $95 million. Docker decided to raise this round to make sure it can address enterprise demand going forward. He cited a recent Enterprise Technology Report that surveyed 685 enterprise CIOs. Among the respondents, Docker recorded the strongest buying intention score the researchers recorded in the six years they’ve run this survey. Messina also noted that about 50 percent of the companies in the current Docker Hub beta are Fortune 100 companies. Currently, Docker is investing heavily in its go-to-market strategy, but also in the technology stack where it plans to expand the platform’s capabilities with a focus on networking, security and storage tools around its service.