Ansible vs. Salt vs. AWS OpsWorks

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Description

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.

What is Salt?

Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.

What is AWS OpsWorks?

Start from templates for common technologies like Ruby, Node.JS, PHP, and Java, or build your own using Chef recipes to install software packages and perform any task that you can script. AWS OpsWorks can scale your application using automatic load-based or time-based scaling and maintain the health of your application by detecting failed instances and replacing them. You have full control of deployments and automation of each component 

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    Pricing

    How much does Ansible cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Ansible?
    844 companies on StackShare use Ansible
    What companies use Salt?
    83 companies on StackShare use Salt
    What companies use AWS OpsWorks?
    68 companies on StackShare use AWS OpsWorks

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ansible?
    28 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
    What tools integrate with Salt?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
    What tools integrate with AWS OpsWorks?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS OpsWorks

    What are some alternatives to Ansible, Salt, and AWS OpsWorks?

    • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
    • Capistrano - A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby
    • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
    • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

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