Chef vs. Capistrano vs. Pallet



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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 Pallet?

The machines being managed require no special dependencies to be installed. As long as they have bash and ssh running, they can be used with pallet. Pallet has no central server to set up and maintain - it simply runs on demand. You can run it from anywhere, even over a remote REPL connection.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Chef?
Why do you like Chef?

Why do developers choose Capistrano?
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Why do developers choose Pallet?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Chef?
No Cons submitted yet for Chef
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What are the cons of using Capistrano?
No Cons submitted yet for Capistrano
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What are the cons of using Pallet?
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Pricing

How much does Chef cost?
Chef Pricing
How much does Capistrano cost?
How much does Pallet cost?

Companies

What companies use Chef?
435 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Capistrano?
366 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Pallet?
0 companies on StackShare use Pallet

Integrations

What tools integrate with Chef?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Capistrano?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Chef, Capistrano, and Pallet?

  • 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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Latest News

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