Chef Competitors and Alternatives

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Yogesh_Sharma
Real User
Senior Data Architect at Crunchy data
Oct 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* It's written in Python. It is not using Ruby. Python is already available on most of Linux backdrops. If you are using any of their distributions, YUM or DNF, both are using Python. * It is agentless. I don't have to think about which client system my unit has understanding in or not, because I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has seamless integration because we are not using Ansible to manage our services. We are creating roles, and those roles configure servers. The way we design the role is we split into multiple roles and each role has its own action to perform. This helps a lot to design our overall architecture.

What needs improvement?

Documentation could be improved. Many times, if I'm looking for something, I have to Google it in a lot of places, then figure out what the best approach will be. There are some best practices documents, but they don't give you the information. If we could have more information on how to figure out… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I looked at Puppet and Chef. They are good tools, but there is a language barrier. I've been using Python for more than six years. Using Ansible was a piece of cake for me. Also, Puppet requests an agent. As with many places that I looked at it, it was a no-go if you have to install agent. We have a… more»
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