Chef vs. Puppet Labs vs. Salt



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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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Chef?
Why do you like Chef?

Why do developers choose Puppet Labs?
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Why do developers choose Salt?
Why do you like Salt?

Cons

What are the cons of using Chef?
No Cons submitted yet for Chef
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What are the cons of using Puppet Labs?
No Cons submitted yet for Puppet Labs
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What are the cons of using Salt?
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Pricing

How much does Chef cost?
Chef Pricing
How much does Puppet Labs cost?
How much does Salt cost?

Companies

What companies use Chef?
434 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Puppet Labs?
220 companies on StackShare use Puppet Labs
What companies use Salt?
103 companies on StackShare use Salt

Integrations

What tools integrate with Chef?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Puppet Labs?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Puppet Labs
What tools integrate with Salt?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt

What are some alternatives to Chef, Puppet Labs, and Salt?

  • 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
  • AWS OpsWorks - Model and manage your entire application from load balancers to databases using Chef

See all alternatives to Chef

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