Ansible vs. Chef vs. Fabric



Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 484
  • 1.05K
  • 8.8K
  • 385
  • 179
  • 5.9K
  • 7
  • 219
  • 1.33K

GitHub Stats

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 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.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Pros

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

Why do developers choose Chef?
Why do you like Chef?

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 Chef?
No Cons submitted yet for Chef
Downsides of Chef?

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

Pricing

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

Companies

What companies use Ansible?
1101 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Chef?
436 companies on StackShare use Chef
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 Chef?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Fabric?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric

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

  • Capistrano - A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby
  • 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

See all alternatives to Ansible

Latest News

Loop: Plays in the future, items in the past
Coming Soon: Networking Features in Ansible 2.5
ANSIBLE COMMUNITY - 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW
InSpec 2.0 Cloud Resources Mini-Tutorial
Announcing InSpec 2.0
Chef Community Summit Berlin – 2018


Interest Over Time