Ansible vs. Chef vs. Shipit

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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 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 Shipit?

Shipit is an automation engine and a deployment tool written for node / iojs. Shipit was built to be a Capistrano alternative for people who don't know ruby, or who experienced some issues with it. If you want to write tasks in JavaScript and enjoy the node ecosystem, Shipit is also for you.
Why do developers choose Ansible?
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Why do developers choose Chef?
Why do you like Chef?

Why do developers choose Shipit?
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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 Shipit?
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How much does Ansible cost?
Ansible Pricing
How much does Chef cost?
Chef Pricing
How much does Shipit cost?
What companies use Ansible?
1164 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Chef?
438 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Shipit?
5 companies on StackShare use Shipit
What tools integrate with Ansible?
29 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
What tools integrate with Chef?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
No integrations listed yet

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

  • 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

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