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Chef vs ScriptRock: What are the differences?

What is Chef? Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud. 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 ScriptRock? QA for DevOps. ScriptRock helps you scan, compare and control configurations and changes in the datacenter or the cloud.

Chef and ScriptRock can be categorized as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.

Some of the features offered by Chef are:

  • Access to 800+ Reusable Cookbooks
  • Integration with Leading Cloud Providers
  • Enterprise Platform Support including Windows and Solaris

On the other hand, ScriptRock provides the following key features:

  • End To End Visibility - Get visibility of your environment at the push of a button
  • Comparisons In Context - Quickly identify differences across machines to pinpoint drift
  • Easy To Use - Change the way you manage configurations and change

Chef is an open source tool with 5.85K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Chef's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 ScriptRock?

ScriptRock helps you scan, compare and control configurations and changes in the datacenter or the cloud.
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          What are some alternatives to Chef and ScriptRock?
          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鈥檚 goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
          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.
          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.
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          Decisions about Chef and ScriptRock
          Marcel Kornegoor
          Marcel Kornegoor
          CTO at AT Computing | 5 upvotes 320.5K views
          atAT ComputingAT Computing
          Linux
          Linux
          Ubuntu
          Ubuntu
          CentOS
          CentOS
          Debian
          Debian
          Red Hat Enterprise Linux
          Red Hat Enterprise Linux
          Fedora
          Fedora
          Visual Studio Code
          Visual Studio Code
          Jenkins
          Jenkins
          VirtualBox
          VirtualBox
          GitHub
          GitHub
          Docker
          Docker
          Kubernetes
          Kubernetes
          Google Compute Engine
          Google Compute Engine
          Ansible
          Ansible
          Puppet Labs
          Puppet Labs
          Chef
          Chef
          Python
          Python
          #ATComputing

          Since #ATComputing is a vendor independent Linux and open source specialist, we do not have a favorite Linux distribution. We mainly use Ubuntu , Centos Debian , Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora during our daily work. These are also the distributions we see most often used in our customers environments.

          For our #ci/cd training, we use an open source pipeline that is build around Visual Studio Code , Jenkins , VirtualBox , GitHub , Docker Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine.

          For #ServerConfigurationAndAutomation, we have embraced and contributed to Ansible mainly because it is not only flexible and powerful, but also straightforward and easier to learn than some other (open source) solutions. On the other hand: we are not affraid of Puppet Labs and Chef either.

          Currently, our most popular #programming #Language course is Python . The reason Python is so popular has to do with it's versatility, but also with its low complexity. This helps sysadmins to write scripts or simple programs to make their job less repetitive and automating things more fun. Python is also widely used to communicate with (REST) API's and for data analysis.

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          How developers use Chef and ScriptRock
          Avatar of Goyoboard
          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

          Avatar of Zinc
          Zinc uses ChefChef

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

          Avatar of EverTrue
          EverTrue uses ChefChef

          Configuration management for any services not provided by AWS.

          Avatar of Hund
          Hund uses ChefChef

          Distributed application deployments and server configuration.

          Avatar of James Salas
          James Salas uses ChefChef

          Configuration and deployment of application

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