BladeLogic Automation Suite Competitors and Alternatives

The top BladeLogic Automation Suite competitors are
  • Ansible
  • Puppet Enterprise
  • Chef
  • SCCM
Read reviews of BladeLogic Automation Suite competitors and alternatives
Ansible Logo
Red Hat
Dima Dorofeyev
Real User
Senior DevOps/Build Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

I like Ansible because it is: * Easy to use. * Easy to read. * Easy to maintain. * Easy to support. * It works without... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has made software installation and updates much easier. Tasks including changing or checking configurations and... more»

What needs improvement?

It could work with a larger number of servers.

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

I use the free version with Jenkins, it's enough for my needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I used bash scripts before, but bash is not idempotent and you should write more code whereas Ansible already has them... more»

What other advice do I have?

It should work easily.
SCCM Logo
Microsoft
Reviewer729
Real User
Solutions Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 09 2018

What is most valuable?

What's valuable is the basic management of the systems, being able to control who can access the systems. You can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped our internal IT get ahold of all the applications that we are actually running out there. With the SCCM... more»

What needs improvement?

We run into little stuff all the time. There is a reboot issue with the patching. Sometimes, if patching runs into any... more»

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

Pricing and licensing are a downside of SCCM. It's expensive. I'd have to confirm this, but I think they changed the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used ZENworks for years. I used to work for Novell, so I was biased toward it too. We switched because we weren't... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework. Understand the basics of it, how it works between services. When you go to install it's going to ask... more»
Principal658
Real User
Principal at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Dec 18 2016

What is most valuable?

Declarative nature of Puppet with its hub spoke architecture for automation using agents is the best feature.

How has it helped my organization?

All of the infrastructure patching and provisioning was done using Puppet.

What needs improvement?

It needs GUI based automation. There is way too much command line work involved. Puppet is mainly command line tool with most of the scripts created through declaration. I was... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am now using Ansible and it's also a very good product. It easier to use than Puppet.

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