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"Ansible provides great reliability when coupled with a versioning system (git). It helps providing predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the scheduler.""The Zero Upgrade feature is the most valuable.""It has its own object-oriented scripting language and you can reload your object in many different places.""It integrates well with the CICD pipeline."

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"Accessibility. Ansible uses a CLI by default. Those accustomed to it can find their way and adopt the YAML files easily over time. But, some users are more comfortable using UIs..."

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"I would like to see more types of Calendars in the next release of this solution.""Its dashboard can be improved. In version 12, they have already moved to a web-based interface from a UI. We are looking into this feature now. We are also looking for available APIs that we can use to interface the engine into our other systems. There should be a subservice facility that we can use to interface with Microsoft Teams and send out authorization on job executions. We have seen a feature like this in other products that we are looking into.""The vendor support is really bad and should be improved.""We would like a way to test our cloud-based automations on-premises, and then migrate them to the cloud after they have been tested, without needing an additional license."

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"It costs too much. That's why we are now looking at other products.""There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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Ansible is the simplest way to deploy your applications. It gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system.

Deliver the fully agile enterprise using CA Automic Workload Automation 

The modern enterprise needs to orchestrate a complex, diverse landscape of applications, platforms and technologies. Workload automation can prove a critical differentiator, but only if it provides intelligent automation driven by data analytics.

The IT landscape is currently more complex than ever: Islands of automation are a barrier to scaling and standardizing your workload activities. Processing errors are common because of manual handoffs. And the lack of an end-to-end view of the business process make inefficiencies and problems difficult to resolve. In addition to this, you are operating 24x7 and cannot find maintenance windows to upgrade your infrastructure in order to innovate. 

CA Automic Workload Automation gives you the agility, speed, visibility and scalability needed to respond to the constantly changing technology landscape. It centrally manages and automates the execution of business processes end-to-end; across mainframe, cloud and hybrid environments in a way that never stops—even when doing an upgrade to the next version.

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Ansible is ranked 3rd in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while Automic Workload Automation is ranked 6th in Workload Automation with 4 reviews. Ansible is rated 9.0, while Automic Workload Automation is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Provides predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Automic Workload Automation writes "Saves time and reduces human errors, but the technical support can be quicker". Ansible is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and Octopus Deploy, whereas Automic Workload Automation is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, Control-M, AppWorx Workload Automation, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and IBM Workload Automation.

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