Ansible vs. Chef vs. Mina



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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 Mina?

Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Ansible?
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Why do developers choose Chef?
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Why do developers choose Mina?
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Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use Ansible?
1123 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Chef?
436 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Mina?
12 companies on StackShare use Mina

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
No integrations listed yet

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

  • 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
  • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation

See all alternatives to Ansible

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