Chef vs. Shipit 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 Shipit?

Shipit is an automation engine and a deployment tool written for node / iojs. Shipit was built to be a Capistrano alternative for people who don't know ruby, or who experienced some issues with it. If you want to write tasks in JavaScript and enjoy the node ecosystem, Shipit is also for you.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Chef?
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Why do developers choose Shipit?
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Why do developers choose Pallet?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Chef?
No Cons submitted yet for Chef
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What are the cons of using Shipit?
No Cons submitted yet for Shipit
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What are the cons of using Pallet?
No Cons submitted yet for Pallet
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Pricing

How much does Chef cost?
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Companies

What companies use Chef?
435 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Shipit?
4 companies on StackShare use Shipit
What companies use Pallet?
0 companies on StackShare use Pallet

Integrations

What tools integrate with Chef?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
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What are some alternatives to Chef, Shipit, 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
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

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