Chef vs. Fabric vs. AWS OpsWorks

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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 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 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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What are the cons of using Chef?
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How much does Chef cost?
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What companies use Chef?
438 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Fabric?
193 companies on StackShare use Fabric
What companies use AWS OpsWorks?
84 companies on StackShare use AWS OpsWorks
What tools integrate with Chef?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Fabric?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric
What tools integrate with AWS OpsWorks?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS OpsWorks

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

  • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
  • 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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