Ansible vs. Capistrano vs. Fabric



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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 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.

What is Fabric?

Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Capistrano?
Why do you like Capistrano?

Why do developers choose Fabric?
Why do you like Fabric?

Cons

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

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

How much does Ansible cost?
Ansible Pricing
How much does Capistrano cost?
How much does Fabric cost?

Companies

What companies use Ansible?
1098 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Capistrano?
366 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Fabric?
195 companies on StackShare use Fabric

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ansible?
28 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
What tools integrate with Capistrano?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
What tools integrate with Fabric?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric

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

  • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
  • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
  • 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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