Chef vs. Capistrano vs. AWS OpsWorks

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Description

What is 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.

What is Capistrano?

Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.

What is AWS OpsWorks?

Start from templates for common technologies like Ruby, Node.JS, PHP, and Java, or build your own using Chef recipes to install software packages and perform any task that you can script. AWS OpsWorks can scale your application using automatic load-based or time-based scaling and maintain the health of your application by detecting failed instances and replacing them. You have full control of deployments and automation of each component 

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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Chef?
    353 companies on StackShare use Chef
    What companies use Capistrano?
    287 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
    What companies use AWS OpsWorks?
    69 companies on StackShare use AWS OpsWorks

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Chef?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
    What tools integrate with Capistrano?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
    What tools integrate with AWS OpsWorks?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS OpsWorks

    What are some alternatives to Chef, Capistrano, and AWS OpsWorks?

    • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
    • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
    • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment
    • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation

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