Ansible vs. Chef vs. VisualOps

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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 VisualOps?

VisualOps has a WYSIWYG editor to design, configure and provision your AWS cloud applications. Once the applications are deployed, VisualOps continuously monitors and manages the apps to ensure they always run in the defined states.

Pros

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

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

    Pricing

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

    Companies

    What companies use Ansible?
    824 companies on StackShare use Ansible
    What companies use Chef?
    353 companies on StackShare use Chef
    What companies use VisualOps?
    0 companies on StackShare use VisualOps

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ansible?
    28 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
    What tools integrate with Chef?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
    What tools integrate with VisualOps?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with VisualOps

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

    • 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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