AWX vs Chef: What are the differences?
What is AWX? Centralize and control your IT infrastructure with a visual dashboard. AWX provides a web-based user interface, REST API, and task engine built on top of Ansible. It is the upstream project for Tower, a commercial derivative of AWX. Ansible Towers powers enterprise automation by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to Ansible environments.
What is Chef? Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud. 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.
AWX and Chef can be primarily classified as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.
AWX and Chef are both open source tools. It seems that AWX with 6.17K GitHub stars and 1.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Chef with 5.85K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks.
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