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."
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 Stack™, 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.
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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