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"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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Top Answer: It has improved our organization through provisioning and security hardening. When we do get a new VM, we have been able to bring on a provisional machine in less than a day. This morning alone, I… more »
Top Answer: We have tested out Ansible Tower, but there is a budget issue, so that is in our next phase. Red Hat's open source approach was a factor when choosing Ansible, since the solution is free as of right… more »
Top Answer: When you set up Playbooks, I may have one version of the Playbook, but another member of the team may have a different vision, and we will not know which version is correct. We want to have one… more »
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Overview
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.

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.

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HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
Flatiron, Prezi, iZettle, British Gas, Burt, Autodesk, FanDuel
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government11%
Legal Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company14%
Government11%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise78%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Quest Software, Red Hat and others in Configuration Management. Updated: September 2021.
534,226 professionals have used our research since 2012.

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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