Ansible vs Pallet vs Puppet Labs

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Ansible
Ansible

5.6K
4.1K
+ 1
1.2K
Pallet
Pallet

0
3
+ 1
0
Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs

606
424
+ 1
218

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 Pallet?

The machines being managed require no special dependencies to be installed. As long as they have bash and ssh running, they can be used with pallet. Pallet has no central server to set up and maintain - it simply runs on demand. You can run it from anywhere, even over a remote REPL connection.

What is Puppet Labs?

Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Ansible?
Why do developers choose Pallet?
Why do developers choose Puppet Labs?
    Be the first to leave a pro

    Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

      Be the first to leave a con

      Sign up to add, upvote and see more consMake informed product decisions

      What companies use Ansible?
      What companies use Pallet?
      What companies use Puppet Labs?
        No companies found

        Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

        What tools integrate with Ansible?
        What tools integrate with Pallet?
        What tools integrate with Puppet Labs?
          No integrations found

          Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

          What are some alternatives to Ansible, Pallet, and Puppet Labs?
          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.
          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.
          Terraform
          With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
          Jenkins
          In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
          AWS CloudFormation
          You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
          See all alternatives
          Decisions about Ansible, Pallet, and Puppet Labs
          StackShare Editors
          StackShare Editors
          Salt
          Salt
          Puppet Labs
          Puppet Labs
          Ansible
          Ansible

          By 2014, the DevOps team at Lyft decided to port their infrastructure code from Puppet to Salt. At that point, the Puppet code based included around "10,000 lines of spaghetti-code,” which was unfamiliar and challenging to the relatively new members of the DevOps team.

          “The DevOps team felt that the Puppet infrastructure was too difficult to pick up quickly and would be impossible to introduce to [their] developers as the tool they’d use to manage their own services.”

          To determine a path forward, the team assessed both Ansible and Salt, exploring four key areas: simplicity/ease of use, maturity, performance, and community.

          They found that “Salt’s execution and state module support is more mature than Ansible’s, overall,” and that “Salt was faster than Ansible for state/playbook runs.” And while both have high levels of community support, Salt exceeded expectations in terms of friendless and responsiveness to opened issues.

          See more
          Marcel Kornegoor
          Marcel Kornegoor
          CTO at AT Computing · | 5 upvotes · 193.8K views
          atAT ComputingAT Computing
          Linux
          Linux
          Ubuntu
          Ubuntu
          CentOS
          CentOS
          Debian
          Debian
          Red Hat Enterprise Linux
          Red Hat Enterprise Linux
          Fedora
          Fedora
          Visual Studio Code
          Visual Studio Code
          Jenkins
          Jenkins
          VirtualBox
          VirtualBox
          GitHub
          GitHub
          Docker
          Docker
          Kubernetes
          Kubernetes
          Google Compute Engine
          Google Compute Engine
          Ansible
          Ansible
          Puppet Labs
          Puppet Labs
          Chef
          Chef
          Python
          Python
          #ATComputing

          Since #ATComputing is a vendor independent Linux and open source specialist, we do not have a favorite Linux distribution. We mainly use Ubuntu , Centos Debian , Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora during our daily work. These are also the distributions we see most often used in our customers environments.

          For our #ci/cd training, we use an open source pipeline that is build around Visual Studio Code , Jenkins , VirtualBox , GitHub , Docker Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine.

          For #ServerConfigurationAndAutomation, we have embraced and contributed to Ansible mainly because it is not only flexible and powerful, but also straightforward and easier to learn than some other (open source) solutions. On the other hand: we are not affraid of Puppet Labs and Chef either.

          Currently, our most popular #programming #Language course is Python . The reason Python is so popular has to do with it's versatility, but also with its low complexity. This helps sysadmins to write scripts or simple programs to make their job less repetitive and automating things more fun. Python is also widely used to communicate with (REST) API's and for data analysis.

          See more
          Interest over time
          Reviews of Ansible, Pallet, and Puppet Labs
          No reviews found
          How developers use Ansible, Pallet, and Puppet Labs
          Avatar of Cloudcraft
          Cloudcraft uses AnsibleAnsible

          Ansible is the deployment tool for people who don't like deployment tools. It's close to scripting, doesn't pollute your servers with agents or centralized servers, and just makes immediate sense. The entire stack at Cloudcraft.co is orchestrated by Ansible. What does that mean? Beyond the obvious of installing packages and configuring services, Ansible coordinates all the machines into a working deployment: It adds API servers to the loadbancer pool, opens ports on the DB server for the backend servers to connect, gracefully upgrades services in a rolling fashion for zero-downtime deployments etc. And it's so easy to use, it's easier to use than doing things by hand, meaning it's a deployment tool you'll actually use every time!

          Avatar of Cyrus Stoller
          Cyrus Stoller uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

          I'm using puppet to configure my servers. This makes it really simple to ensure that I have the same environment. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the repeatability definitely makes it worth the effort. I found puppet to be a little easier to pick up relative to chef, but I've used both. They're both great solutions.

          I really like that there are a lot of modules available on the puppet forge that are being actively maintained.

          Avatar of Trusted Shops GmbH
          Trusted Shops GmbH uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

          We provision all servers with puppet. We have one central Puppet server which uses puppet modules referenced by a Puppetfile. Those puppet modules are partly from forge and partly self written.

          All modules which are self written, have to be tested using rspec-puppet and beaker.

          Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
          Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses AnsibleAnsible

          We use Ansible to synchronize the few configuration-options we've taken on our CoreOS-Machines. This makes deployment even easier and the fact that it's Agentless made the decision even easier.

          Avatar of Bob P
          Bob P uses AnsibleAnsible

          Ansible is used in both the development and production deployment process. A playbook couple with a Vagrantfile, easy deploys a local virtual machine that will mirror the setup in production.

          Avatar of sapslaj
          sapslaj uses AnsibleAnsible

          I use Ansible to manage the configuration between all of the different pieces of equipment, and because it's agentless I can even manage things like networking devices all from one repo.

          Avatar of Bùi Thanh
          Bùi Thanh uses AnsibleAnsible
          • Configuration management:
            • deploy/install all web/app environments
            • simple with Galaxy and playbooks.
          • No need any pre-installed agent on remote servers.
          Avatar of Opstax Ltd
          Opstax Ltd uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

          Opstax uses puppet for role/profile based configuration management and the distribution of small/static code.

          Avatar of GeniusLink
          GeniusLink uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

          Configures or servers and allows us to be region independent we have 5 regions across the globe.

          Avatar of Michael Wieland
          Michael Wieland uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

          The server is set up using Puppet

          How much does Ansible cost?
          How much does Pallet cost?
          How much does Puppet Labs cost?
          Pricing unavailable
          Pricing unavailable
          News about Pallet
          More news