Ansible vs. Salt vs. Pallet



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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 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.

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.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Salt?
Why do you like Salt?

Why do developers choose Pallet?
Why do you like Pallet?

Cons

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

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

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

Pricing

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

Companies

What companies use Ansible?
1119 companies on StackShare use Ansible
What companies use Salt?
104 companies on StackShare use Salt
What companies use Pallet?
0 companies on StackShare use Pallet

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ansible?
28 tools on StackShare integrate with Ansible
What tools integrate with Salt?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
No integrations listed yet

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

  • 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
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

See all alternatives to Ansible

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