Anonymous UserLinux Platform System Administrator at a healthcare company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Red Hat's open source approach was a factor when choosing Ansible, since the solution is free as of right now."
"If you only need to use Ansible, it's free for any end-user, but when you require Ansible Tower, you need to pay per Ansible Tower server."
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AWS Config is a service that enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources. Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. With Config, you can review changes in configurations and relationships between AWS resources, dive into detailed resource configuration histories, and determine your overall compliance against the configurations specified in your internal guidelines. This enables you to simplify compliance auditing, security analysis, change management, and operational troubleshooting.
Ansible is ranked 3rd in Configuration Management with 4 reviews while AWS Config is ranked 25th in Configuration Management. Ansible is rated 8.6, while AWS Config is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Helpful for creating an environment and easy to use with dynamic inventory capability". On the other hand, Ansible is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Satellite, BigFix, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and Microsoft Azure DevOps, whereas AWS Config is most compared with BigFix and AWS OpsWorks.
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