Ansible Competitors and Alternatives

The top Ansible competitors are
  • SCCM
  • SaltStack
  • BladeLogic Automation Suite
  • Operations Orchestration
  • Control-M
  • IBM BigFix
  • Automic Workload Automation
  • Puppet Enterprise
Read reviews of Ansible competitors and alternatives
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SaltStack
Marc Vieira-Cardinal
Real User
Head of Operations and Infrastructure at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to programmatically describe the desired state of a single, or an entire fleet of servers, on-premises, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

SaltStack gave us very useful automation tools that allowed us to standardize our environment, move at a much faster... more»

What needs improvement?

Each new version seems to bring a new set of bugs to the table and upgrading is risky, especially for a tool at the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Unfortunately, our experience is limited to the open-source (community) version. We have no information in regards to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Chef, CF Engine, and Puppet and we ultimately decided on SaltStack because: * It is written in Python:... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take some time to learn the types of problems it can solve and you will easily see the benefits that it can bring.
TWSTechLead040
Real User
OPTUM Tivoli/TWS Technical Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Alerting on ABENDS: When a job abnormally ends (ABENDS), the solution notifies us when the job did not complete successfully. This is a nice... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has over complicated things.

What needs improvement?

* It is complex to use * Lacks scalability * It is difficult to set up jobs to run * We need to be able to elevate privileges like Task... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used Windows Task Scheduler. We switched because the new SSIS servers were going to be managed servers.

What other advice do I have?

Look into ALL options. Verify that you can run your application servers with UAC turned to "do not prompt when using an admin account".
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Microsoft
Keith Williams
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* Automation of operating system, application, and update deployments - Massively reduces IT operations effort. * Desired configuration management – Enables identifying undesirable changes to corporate computer equipment and desktop... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Configuration Manager has standardised updating and application delivery across the organisation.

What needs improvement?

It would be of benefit if Configuration Manager could be connected/integrated with multiple Microsoft Intune subscriptions rather than just one (the current limit). I cannot think of any other improvements, as the product has been... more»

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