Chef vs. Fabric vs. VisualOps



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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 VisualOps?

VisualOps has a WYSIWYG editor to design, configure and provision your AWS cloud applications. Once the applications are deployed, VisualOps continuously monitors and manages the apps to ensure they always run in the defined states.

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Pros

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Cons

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Pricing

How much does Chef cost?
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Companies

What companies use Chef?
431 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Fabric?
195 companies on StackShare use Fabric
What companies use VisualOps?
0 companies on StackShare use VisualOps

Integrations

What tools integrate with Chef?
21 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Fabric?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric
What tools integrate with VisualOps?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with VisualOps

What are some alternatives to Chef, Fabric, and VisualOps?

  • 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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