Salt vs. Capistrano vs. Chef

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Description

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 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 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.

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Why do developers choose Salt?
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    Why do developers choose Capistrano?
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    Why do developers choose Chef?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Salt?
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    What are the cons of using Capistrano?
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    What are the cons of using Chef?
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    Pricing

    How much does Salt cost?
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    How much does Chef cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Salt?
    83 companies on StackShare use Salt
    What companies use Capistrano?
    287 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
    What companies use Chef?
    354 companies on StackShare use Chef

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Salt?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
    What tools integrate with Capistrano?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
    What tools integrate with Chef?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef

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

    • 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
    • AWS OpsWorks - Model and manage your entire application from load balancers to databases using Chef

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