Ansible vs. Capistrano vs. Puppet Labs



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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 Puppet Labs?

Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.

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

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

Why do developers choose Puppet Labs?
Why do you like Puppet Labs?

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

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

What are the cons of using Puppet Labs?
Downsides of Puppet Labs?

How much does Ansible cost?
Ansible Pricing
How much does Capistrano cost?
How much does Puppet Labs cost?
What companies use Ansible?
1160 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Capistrano?
367 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Puppet Labs?
222 companies on StackShare use Puppet Labs
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 Puppet Labs?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Puppet Labs

What are some alternatives to Ansible, Capistrano, and Puppet Labs?

  • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
  • 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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