Anonymous UserLinux Platform System Administrator at a healthcare company
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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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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.
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.
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