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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 Chef?

Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.

What is Capistrano?

Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.

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    Cons

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    Pricing

    How much does Ansible cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Ansible?
    825 companies on StackShare use Ansible
    What companies use Chef?
    353 companies on StackShare use Chef
    What companies use Capistrano?
    287 companies on StackShare use Capistrano

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ansible?
    28 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
    What tools integrate with Chef?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
    What tools integrate with Capistrano?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano

    What are some alternatives to Ansible, Chef, and Capistrano?

    • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
    • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment
    • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation
    • AWS OpsWorks - Model and manage your entire application from load balancers to databases using Chef

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