Ansible vs Docker Machine: What are the differences?
What is Ansible? Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine. 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.
What is Docker Machine? Machine management for a container-centric world. Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.
Ansible and Docker Machine are primarily classified as "Server Configuration and Automation" and "Container" tools respectively.
"Agentless" is the top reason why over 251 developers like Ansible, while over 12 developers mention "Easy docker hosts management" as the leading cause for choosing Docker Machine.
Ansible and Docker Machine are both open source tools. Ansible with 37.8K GitHub stars and 15.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Docker Machine with 5.37K GitHub stars and 1.55K GitHub forks.
PedidosYa, Keen, and New Relic are some of the popular companies that use Ansible, whereas Docker Machine is used by Leftronic, Docker, and DNT. Ansible has a broader approval, being mentioned in 955 company stacks & 578 developers stacks; compared to Docker Machine, which is listed in 43 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.
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