Chef vs. Salt vs. VisualOps



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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 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.

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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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Salt?
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Why do developers choose VisualOps?
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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 Salt?
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What are the cons of using VisualOps?
No Cons submitted yet for VisualOps
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Pricing

How much does Chef cost?
Chef Pricing
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How much does VisualOps cost?

Companies

What companies use Chef?
434 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Salt?
103 companies on StackShare use Salt
What companies use VisualOps?
0 companies on StackShare use VisualOps

Integrations

What tools integrate with Chef?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Salt?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
What tools integrate with VisualOps?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with VisualOps

What are some alternatives to Chef, Salt, 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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