Chef vs. Mina vs. VisualOps

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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 Mina?

Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead.

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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How much does Chef cost?
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What companies use Chef?
438 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Mina?
12 companies on StackShare use Mina
What companies use VisualOps?
0 companies on StackShare use VisualOps
What tools integrate with Chef?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
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What tools integrate with VisualOps?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with VisualOps

What are some alternatives to Chef, Mina, 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
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

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