Capistrano vs. Salt vs. AWS OpsWorks

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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 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 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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How much does Capistrano cost?
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What companies use Capistrano?
368 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Salt?
105 companies on StackShare use Salt
What companies use AWS OpsWorks?
84 companies on StackShare use AWS OpsWorks
What tools integrate with Capistrano?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
What tools integrate with Salt?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
What tools integrate with AWS OpsWorks?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS OpsWorks

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

  • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
  • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
  • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

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