The most valuable feature of the product is the automation for services; it’s the basis of my work. It is important because nowadays, in this complex world, services have become the base for everything. Having a large base is needed to better build what you need for your pipelines, as opposed to a few years ago, when the application was king.
Improvements to My Organization
We created pipelines for all our products.
Room for Improvement
The base library is missing some key elements such as networking management (mine is lacking on that front) and some more granularity on the apt part.
Use of Solution
I have used it for 12 months.
I have not encountered any stability issues so far.
I have not encountered any scalability issues so far.
Customer Service and Technical Support
Technical support is just about right, in the sense that the product is well documented and information is easy to find.
We previously used Puppet, which was not suited for my current workload. We chose SaltStack because Ruby wasn't the language used by my team and we needed a master-client solution as opposed to a master-less one.
Initial setup was very easy.
Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing
Pricing and licensing is perfect the way it is.
Other Solutions Considered
Before choosing this product, we also evaluated CFEngine.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Sep 28 2016