Chef vs. AWS OpsWorks vs. VisualOps

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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 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 

What is VisualOps?

VisualOps has a WYSIWYG editor to design, configure and provision your AWS cloud applications. Once the applications are deployed, VisualOps continuously monitors and manages the apps to ensure they always run in the defined states.

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    Cons

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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Chef?
    353 companies on StackShare use Chef
    What companies use AWS OpsWorks?
    69 companies on StackShare use AWS OpsWorks
    What companies use VisualOps?
    0 companies on StackShare use VisualOps

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Chef?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
    What tools integrate with AWS OpsWorks?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS OpsWorks
    What tools integrate with VisualOps?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with VisualOps

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

    • 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
    • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

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