Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine

What is Ansible?

Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.

Ansible is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.

Ansible is an open source tool with 37.2K Github Stars and 15.5K Github Forks. Here’s a link to Ansible's open source repository on Github

Who Uses Ansible?

943 companies use Ansible including 9GAG, Hootsuite, and Keen IO.

Ansible integrates with

Docker, Amazon EC2, New Relic, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are some of the popular tools that integrate with Ansible. Here's a list of all 31 tools that integrate with Ansible.

Why people like Ansible

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Ansible.

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Here are some stack decisions and reviews by companies and developers who chose Ansible in their tech stack.

Ansible's Features

  • Ansible's natural automation language allows sysadmins, developers, and IT managers to complete automation projects in hours, not weeks.
  • Ansible uses SSH by default instead of requiring agents everywhere. Avoid extra open ports, improve security, eliminate "managing the management", and reclaim CPU cycles.
  • Ansible automates app deployment, configuration management, workflow orchestration, and even cloud provisioning all from one system.

Ansible's alternatives

  • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
  • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation
  • Terraform - Describe your complete infrastructure as code and build resources across providers
  • Jenkins - An extendable open source continuous integration server
  • Docker - An open source project to pack, ship and run any application as a lightweight container

See all alternatives to Ansible

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