Compare AWS Systems Manager vs. Ansible

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Ansible Logo
35,915 views|27,999 comparisons
AWS Systems Manager Logo
2,881 views|2,588 comparisons
Top Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Quest Software, Red Hat and others in Configuration Management. Updated: September 2021.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

More Ansible Pricing and Cost Advice »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Configuration Management solutions are best for your needs.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
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 »
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Ranking
3rd
Views
35,915
Comparisons
27,999
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
1,323
Rating
8.5
17th
Views
2,881
Comparisons
2,588
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
N/A
Comparisons
Also Known As
Amazon Elastic Container Registry
Learn More
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 Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. These capabilities help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance of your EC2 and on-premises configurations. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS.

Systems Manager is easy to use. Simply access Systems Manager from the EC2 Management Console, select the instances you want to manage, and define the management tasks you want to perform. Systems Manager is available now at no cost to manage both your EC2 and on-premises resources.

Offer
Learn more about Ansible
Learn more about AWS Systems Manager
Sample Customers
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government11%
Legal Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Media Company23%
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise64%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise79%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Quest Software, Red Hat and others in Configuration Management. Updated: September 2021.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Ansible is ranked 3rd in Configuration Management with 4 reviews while AWS Systems Manager is ranked 17th in Configuration Management. Ansible is rated 8.6, while AWS Systems Manager 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 Digital.ai Deploy, whereas AWS Systems Manager is most compared with AWS OpsWorks, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Satellite, SaltStack and Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

See our list of best Configuration Management vendors.

We monitor all Configuration Management reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.