Compare Ansible vs. AutoSys Workload Automation

Ansible is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 23 reviews while AutoSys Workload Automation is ranked 8th in Workload Automation with 3 reviews. Ansible is rated 8.6, while AutoSys Workload Automation is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Check mode enables us to verify that the config we have pushed is what we intended". On the other hand, the top reviewer of AutoSys Workload Automation writes "Configuration and integration with SAP is great; lacking in reporting and notifications". Ansible is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, UrbanCode Deploy and Puppet Enterprise, whereas AutoSys Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, Automic Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation, Tidal Automation and OpCon.
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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.It is very easy to use, and there is less room for error.Ansible Tower offers use a UI where we can see all the pushes that have gone into the server.Its checking and validating ensures our packages are properly patched.The biggest thing I liked about Ansible is the check mode so that we can verify, after we've pushed, that the config there is actually what we intended.I like being able to control multiple systems and push out updates quickly with just a couple of clicks of a button and commands. I like the automation because it is a time saver.It was easy to read and learn. It is a YAML-based syntax, which makes it easily understand and pick up.It increases our company's efficiency, automating all the simple tasks which used to take hours of somebody's time.

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Easy configuration and integration with SAP.This solution enables us to improve our daily processing times. We can do everything faster than before we used this solution.It is a fairly stable solution.

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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...For Ansible Tower, there are three tiers with ten nodes. I would like them to expand those ten nodes to 20, because ten nodes is not enough to test on.Ansible could use more public relations and marketing.I have seen indications that the documentation needs improvement. They are providing a "How to Improve Your Documentation" presentation at this conference.The user interface on the Ansible Tower product could be better, but it is functional.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.One problem that I'm facing right now is the mismatch between the new version of Python and Ansible. Sometimes it's Python 2, and sometimes it's Python 3. When things get a bit dicey, I wish that Ansible would solve this issue by itself. I don't want to have to specify if it is Python 3 or version 2.Some of the Cisco modules could be expanded, which would be great, along with not having to do so much coding in the background to make it work.

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Quick search feature and job analysis could be improved.There is a slow response time by tech support. Unless, you say it's severity level one. That will give you a two hour timing window for them to call you. It doesn't really happen exactly in two hours, but they try.

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Ansible Tower is free. Until they lower the cost, we are holding off on purchasing the product.We went with product because we have a subscription for Red Hat.

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It is overpriced.

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CA Workload Automation, CA Workload Automation AE
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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.

CA Workload Automation is an enterprise scheduling solution for the automation of IT processes in a heterogeneous environment. It automates and delivers millions of mission-essential services across thousands of companies worldwide. With the CA team and expert community, you get so much more than software. Work with us to get to mission-accomplished—every second of your business.

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Sample Customers
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBankGaumont, Mercantil do Brasil, CCEE, Hanwha Life
Top Industries
Healthcare Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm49%
Insurance Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Healthcare Company8%
Computer Software Company39%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise65%
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise71%
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise84%
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