Ansible vs. Mina vs. Fabric

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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 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.

What is Fabric?

Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.

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    Cons

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    Pricing

    How much does Ansible cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Ansible?
    843 companies on StackShare use Ansible
    What companies use Mina?
    5 companies on StackShare use Mina
    What companies use Fabric?
    147 companies on StackShare use Fabric

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ansible?
    28 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
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    What tools integrate with Fabric?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric

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

    • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
    • Capistrano - A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby
    • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
    • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation

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