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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.

Chef, is the leader in DevOps, driving collaboration through code to automate infrastructure, security, compliance and applications. Chef provides a single path to production making it faster and safer to add value to applications and meet the demands of the customer. Deployed broadly in production by the Global 5000 and used by more than half of the Fortune 500, Chef develops 100 percent of its software as open source under the Apache 2.0 license with no restrictions on its use. Chef Enterprise Automation Stackā„¢, a commercial distribution, is developed solely from that open source code and unifies security, compliance, infrastructure and application automation with observability. Chef provides an unequaled developer experience for the Coded Enterprise by enabling users to express infrastructure, security policies and the application lifecycle as code, modernizing development, packaging and delivery of any application to any platform. For more information, visit http://chef.io and follow @chef.

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HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
Facebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Optum, Barclays, IGN, General Motors, Scholastic, Riot Games, NCR, Gap
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Legal Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise77%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise60%
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Ansible is ranked 2nd in Release Automation with 3 reviews while Chef is ranked 10th in Release Automation. Ansible is rated 9.0, while Chef is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Its agentless, making the deployment fast and easy". On the other hand, Ansible is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and Operations Orchestration, whereas Chef is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, BMC TrueSight Server Automation, Jenkins and Microsoft Azure DevOps.

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