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    The “vs” in Ansible vs Kubernetes?


    by a2b487 ·


    I am a bit confused with the “vs” in Mr. Okeke’s article “Ansible vs Kubernetes: DevOps tools comparison”. What am I missing?

    I have Ansible libraries that will build out, configure, and harden (per STIGs) k3 and k8s clusters to include their container deployments. And… if one invites Terraform to the party for initial provisioning – one has a killer triad of tools capable of build out and cyber event rapid response for high hit, hot swap, continuous deployment systems. I would leverage both – especially in large projects (where I would most likely add Terraform to the tool box).

    Why either/or? All of these software are unbelievable within their swim lanes. Why not leverage them there?

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      Reply To: The “vs” in Ansible vs Kubernetes?

      by instailyacademy ·

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      We understand your confusion regarding the comparison presented in Mr. Okeke’s article “Ansible vs Kubernetes: DevOps tools comparison.” It’s great that you have Ansible libraries that allow you to efficiently build, configure, and secure k3 and k8s clusters, including container deployments, while also considering the inclusion of Terraform for initial provisioning.

      Your observation about the potential synergy between Ansible, Kubernetes, and Terraform is spot on. These tools indeed offer their unique strengths within their respective domains. Ansible excels in automating configuration management and orchestration tasks, making it a powerful choice for setting up and managing infrastructure. Kubernetes, on the other hand, is a robust container orchestration platform that efficiently manages containerized applications, ensuring scalability and resilience.

      Your suggestion of bringing Terraform into the mix for initial provisioning adds another layer of capability. Terraform specializes in infrastructure provisioning and management, allowing you to define and manage your infrastructure as code. This can be especially advantageous for large projects where consistent and scalable infrastructure deployment is crucial.

      You’re right; there’s no strict “either/or” choice when it comes to these tools. Each tool serves a specific purpose and excels within its own domain. Leveraging them together, as you’ve mentioned, can create a potent combination that covers various aspects of your DevOps workflow. This is particularly beneficial when dealing with complex and dynamic systems requiring rapid responses and continuous deployment.

      Ultimately, the decision to use these tools in combination or individually depends on the specific requirements of your project and the workflow that aligns best with your team’s skills and objectives. By recognizing the strengths of each tool and strategically integrating them, you’re setting yourself up for a comprehensive and efficient DevOps strategy.

      Feel free to embrace the strengths of Ansible, Kubernetes, and Terraform within their designated “swim lanes” to create a holistic approach that maximizes your capabilities and enhances your project’s success.

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