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Description

What is 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.

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 Mina?

Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Fabric?
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    Companies

    What companies use Fabric?
    147 companies on StackShare use Fabric
    What companies use Salt?
    83 companies on StackShare use Salt
    What companies use Mina?
    5 companies on StackShare use Mina

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Fabric?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric
    What tools integrate with Salt?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
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    What are some alternatives to Fabric, Salt, and Mina?

    • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
    • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
    • Capistrano - A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby
    • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application

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