Ansible vs. Chef vs. Puppet Labs



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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 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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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 Puppet Labs?
Why do you like Puppet Labs?

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 Puppet Labs?
No Cons submitted yet for Puppet Labs
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Pricing

How much does Ansible cost?
Ansible Pricing
How much does Chef cost?
Chef Pricing
How much does Puppet Labs cost?

Companies

What companies use Ansible?
1098 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Chef?
435 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Puppet Labs?
220 companies on StackShare use Puppet Labs

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 Puppet Labs?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Puppet Labs

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

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