What is CFEngine?
It is an IT infrastructure automation and Continuous Operations framework that helps engineers, system administrators and other stakeholders in an IT organization manage IT infrastructure while ensuring service levels and compliance
CFEngine is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.
CFEngine is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CFEngine's open source repository on GitHub
Datadog, Rackspace Cloud Servers, Airbrake, Server Density, and HP Cloud Compute are some of the popular tools that integrate with CFEngine. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with CFEngine.
Why developers like CFEngine?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use CFEngine
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- Configuration management
- Process management.
CFEngine Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to CFEngine?
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