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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 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.

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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    Why do developers choose Fabric?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ansible?
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    What are the cons of using Fabric?
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    What are the cons of using Salt?
    No Cons submitted yet for Salt
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    Pricing

    How much does Ansible cost?
    Ansible Pricing
    How much does Fabric cost?
    How much does Salt cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Ansible?
    824 companies on StackShare use Ansible
    What companies use Fabric?
    147 companies on StackShare use Fabric
    What companies use Salt?
    83 companies on StackShare use Salt

    Integrations

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

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

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

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