Ansible vs. Fabric vs. Shipit



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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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Ansible?
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Why do developers choose Fabric?
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Why do developers choose Shipit?
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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 Shipit?
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Pricing

How much does Ansible cost?
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Companies

What companies use Ansible?
1102 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Fabric?
195 companies on StackShare use Fabric
What companies use Shipit?
4 companies on StackShare use Shipit

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
No integrations listed yet

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

  • 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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