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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»
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... 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... more»

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... more»

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