Ansible Competitors and Alternatives

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Wil Whitlark
Real User
Lead DevOps Engineer at General Assembly
Dec 05 2018

What is most valuable?

One advantage Chef has over Ansible is your operations can be entirely headless, meaning that they can interact directly with the Chef database... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One thing that we've been able to do is a tiered permission model, allowing developers and their managers to perform their own operations in... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the biggest things that I miss is in Chef 11 and earlier, organizations were able to be managed directly through the Chef control command... more»

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

When we're rolling out a new server, we're not using the AWS Marketplace AMI, we're using our own AMI, but we are paying them a licensing fee.... more»

What other advice do I have?

At the top level, it is integrated with Terraform, which is delivering whole entities and groups of nodes. Then, those nodes are individually... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Full Stack Web Developer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

States, pillars, and custom modules have all taken us a long way in achieving our goals. There is great depth to it and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are moving from managing a handful of individual servers to being able to manage large scale collections. If we need... more»

What needs improvement?

There are a number of bugs and regression errors that can make it frustrating at times, but given the flexibility so... more»

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

This is an open source solution, but there is a paid enterprise option. If you plan to pursue the enterprise solution... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not have a previous solution as we are new to using DevOps management tools, but we researched others before we... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are planning to use the open source version, plan to allocate more project time than you think you need.... more»

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