Ansible Competitors and Alternatives

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User
User at a government with 10,001+ employees
Jan 16 2018

What do you think of BladeLogic Automation Suite?

Primary Use Case Automate maintenance of servers Patching Compliance and remediation Auditing Installing/updating software • Improvements to My Organization When WannaCry appered, it was very simple and easy to create an audit job that scanned our servers for the vulnerability. We were then able to determine how many servers were affected and perform patching accordingly. • Valuable Features The ability to script and create BL packages to perform various functions. This makes automating our environment relatively easy to do. • Room for Improvement A better CLI Database cleanup tool would help us with our regular maintenance of BladeLogic Server Automation. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Customer Service and Technical Support BMC support is great. They...
SaltStack
Real User
Lead Devops at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 26 2016

What is most valuable?

Remote execution in itself is a big time saver at any scale. For example, a particular incident happened at one of my previous organizations. We had to do a PoC on a lot of servers, where traffic was to be generated from a few hundred... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Currently, most of our configuration is in SaltStack, so scaling up when necessary with or without Salt Cloud would be real easy. Traditionally, the team here expects the use of Golden AMIs for scaling up the infra, which, though useful, has... more»

What needs improvement?

Personally, I feel that SaltStack has many renderers, but the documentation was a bit lacking renderer. So, if the documentation around renderers is improved, it will help anyone with a very specific use case.
Real User
Application Development Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 14 2016

What is most valuable?

Scheduling of the workflows: We had to run a few thousand scripts on a daily, weekly, monthly, semiannual, and annual basis. Without this tool, scheduling would have been really difficult. This tool also helps in documenting the runs, which... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has made execution of workflows simple, especially batch runs.

What needs improvement?

We had to migrate from an E2 to an E3 framework, where we manually had to change the name of more than 1,000 instances in a batch. This could have been easy if it was automated, such as searching for a keyword and replacing it with the... more»

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