Chef vs. Puppet Labs 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 Puppet Labs?

Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.

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?
431 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Puppet Labs?
219 companies on StackShare use Puppet Labs
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 Puppet Labs?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Puppet Labs
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What are some alternatives to Chef, Puppet Labs, 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
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment
  • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation

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