Chef vs. Fabric 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 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 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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Chef?
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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Chef?
    353 companies on StackShare use Chef
    What companies use Fabric?
    147 companies on StackShare use Fabric
    What companies use Pallet?
    0 companies on StackShare use Pallet

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Chef?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
    What tools integrate with Fabric?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric
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    What are some alternatives to Chef, Fabric, and Pallet?

    • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
    • Capistrano - A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby
    • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
    • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation

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