Ansible vs. Fabric vs. VisualOps

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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 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 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.

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

Why do developers choose Fabric?
Why do you like Fabric?

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

What are the cons of using Ansible?
Downsides of Ansible?

What are the cons of using Fabric?
No Cons submitted yet for Fabric
Downsides of Fabric?

What are the cons of using VisualOps?
No Cons submitted yet for VisualOps
Downsides of VisualOps?

How much does Ansible cost?
Ansible Pricing
How much does Fabric cost?
How much does VisualOps cost?
What companies use Ansible?
1161 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Fabric?
193 companies on StackShare use Fabric
What companies use VisualOps?
0 companies on StackShare use VisualOps
What tools integrate with Ansible?
29 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
What tools integrate with Fabric?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric
What tools integrate with VisualOps?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with VisualOps

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

  • 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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