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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 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 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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        What are some alternatives to Chef, Puppet Labs, and VisualOps?
        Ansible
        Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
        Capistrano
        Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
        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.
        Salt
        Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.
        EasyEngine
        It is a command-line tool for the Nginx web servers to manage WordPress sites that are running on the LEMP Stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP-FPM). It is created with python and can be installed on Ubuntu and Linux Debian distributions.
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        Avatar of Cyrus Stoller
        Cyrus Stoller uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

        I'm using puppet to configure my servers. This makes it really simple to ensure that I have the same environment. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the repeatability definitely makes it worth the effort. I found puppet to be a little easier to pick up relative to chef, but I've used both. They're both great solutions.

        I really like that there are a lot of modules available on the puppet forge that are being actively maintained.

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        Trusted Shops GmbH uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

        We provision all servers with puppet. We have one central Puppet server which uses puppet modules referenced by a Puppetfile. Those puppet modules are partly from forge and partly self written.

        All modules which are self written, have to be tested using rspec-puppet and beaker.

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        Goyoboard uses ChefChef

        Out custom recipes makes it simple for developers bootstrap process (using vagrant) and that same recipe is also the one that is used to prep instances

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        Opstax Ltd uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

        Opstax uses puppet for role/profile based configuration management and the distribution of small/static code.

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        GeniusLink uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

        Configures or servers and allows us to be region independent we have 5 regions across the globe.

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        Zinc uses ChefChef

        We use Chef for our configuration management and our service discovery.

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        EverTrue uses ChefChef

        Configuration management for any services not provided by AWS.

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        Hund uses ChefChef

        Distributed application deployments and server configuration.

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        James Salas uses ChefChef

        Configuration and deployment of application

        Avatar of Michael Wieland
        Michael Wieland uses Puppet LabsPuppet Labs

        The server is set up using Puppet

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