Red Hat Composes Ansible to Help Build Containers

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Red Hat expands its DevOps platform to enable developers to more easily build their own containers.

Red Hat is expanding its open-source Ansible platform with a new module called Ansible Container that enables organizations to build and deploy containers. Ansible is a DevOps automation platform technology that Red Hat acquired in October 2015.

A popular option of many Docker container developers today is to use the Docker Compose tool to build containers. The new Ansible Container effort isn’t necessarily competitive with Docker Compose; in fact, it can be used in a complementary way, according to Greg DeKoenigsberg, director of Ansible Community with Red Hat. Developers don’t have to stop using Docker Compose; rather they can literally copy and paste or reference Docker Compose right from an Ansible playbook with Ansible Container, he said.

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