Chef Competitors and Alternatives

The top Chef competitors are
  • SCCM
  • SaltStack
  • Ansible
  • BladeLogic Automation Suite
  • Operations Orchestration
  • IBM BigFix
Read reviews of Chef competitors and alternatives
Fayez Mohammed
Real User
Infrastructure Solutions Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 19 2017

What is most valuable?

It eases automation. We have been using it to automate Windows. We are currently using it on our AIX boxes to deploy patches; basically, to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It saves time and reduces human error. We are still experimenting with more of its features, such as how we can roll back some of the patches... more»

What needs improvement?

We use it on the AIX. I think it worked fine. I work on the AIX and we are still in the testing period, so it would be interesting to see, if... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using HPE Server Automation, which we were formerly using to automate most of the Linux patching. We were using HPE SA for our... more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, without any hesitation, I would recommend that you should implement and use it. Try it out!
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SaltStack
Chintamani Bhagwat
Real User
DevOps Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Execution modules. It is designed for system administrators rather than for developers. It covers maximum functionality and makes automation easy.

How has it helped my organization?

As it provides maximum functionality, it keeps automation short and sweet. This helps writing automation in a modular format. SaltStack helped... more»

What needs improvement?

There should be some mechanism to push agents to the target device. Also, it should focus on managing networking devices. In order to manage... more»

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

We have used the open source version. In open source, you will get good enough functionality.

What other advice do I have?

As a DevOps engineer, this CM tool is truly made for system administrator usability rather than for the developer.
Orwin Lopes
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 01 2017

What do you think of BladeLogic Automation Suite?

Valuable Features: BMC Bladelogic Automation can be used across many OS platforms, providing us flexibility for deployments. • Improvements to My Organization: We were able to automate patching, provisioning, and compliance for our servers and network devices. • Room for Improvement: The setup of this suite is very complicated. It needs to be simplified. • Use of Solution: We have used it for two years now. • Deployment Issues: Deploying it was very complicated. • Stability Issues: We have had no issues with stability. • Scalability Issues: We have had no issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: In my experience with their customer service, they are excellent. Technical Support: From my experience in...

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