Ansible vs. AWS OpsWorks vs. VisualOps



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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 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 

What is VisualOps?

VisualOps has a WYSIWYG editor to design, configure and provision your AWS cloud applications. Once the applications are deployed, VisualOps continuously monitors and manages the apps to ensure they always run in the defined states.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Ansible?
Why do you like Ansible?

Why do developers choose AWS OpsWorks?
Why do you like AWS OpsWorks?

Why do developers choose VisualOps?
Why do you like VisualOps?

Cons

What are the cons of using Ansible?
Downsides of Ansible?

What are the cons of using AWS OpsWorks?
No Cons submitted yet for AWS OpsWorks
Downsides of AWS OpsWorks?

What are the cons of using VisualOps?
No Cons submitted yet for VisualOps
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Pricing

How much does Ansible cost?
Ansible Pricing
How much does AWS OpsWorks cost?
How much does VisualOps cost?

Companies

What companies use Ansible?
1119 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use AWS OpsWorks?
84 companies on StackShare use AWS OpsWorks
What companies use VisualOps?
0 companies on StackShare use VisualOps

Integrations

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

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

  • 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

See all alternatives to Ansible

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