Ansible vs. Chef vs. Salt

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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 Salt?

Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.

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Companies

799 Companies Using Ansible
352 Companies Using Chef
83 Companies Using Salt

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

  • 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
  • AWS OpsWorks - Model and manage your entire application from load balancers to databases using Chef

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Latest News

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