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Description

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 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 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.

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    Cons

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    What are the cons of using Salt?
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    Companies

    What companies use Capistrano?
    287 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
    What companies use Fabric?
    147 companies on StackShare use Fabric
    What companies use Salt?
    83 companies on StackShare use Salt

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Capistrano?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
    What tools integrate with Fabric?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric
    What tools integrate with Salt?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt

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

    • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
    • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
    • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
    • AWS OpsWorks - Model and manage your entire application from load balancers to databases using Chef

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