Cisco ACI vs Chef: What are the differences?
Developers describe Cisco ACI as "The industry-leading SDN solution". It represents the industry's most comprehensive data center networking solution with flexible deployment options and the ability to deploy apps based on business needs, not by technology limitations. On the other hand, Chef is detailed as "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.
Cisco ACI and Chef can be primarily classified as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.
Some of the features offered by Cisco ACI are:
- Automation and consistency
- Multicloud acceleration
- Protect your network with zero-trust
On the other hand, Chef provides the following key features:
- Access to 800+ Reusable Cookbooks
- Integration with Leading Cloud Providers
- Enterprise Platform Support including Windows and Solaris
Chef is an open source tool with 6.34K GitHub stars and 2.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Chef's open source repository on GitHub.
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