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Pros
"Ansible provides great reliability when coupled with a versioning system (git). It helps providing predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production."

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"The user interface is very friendly.""It's graphical representation and tools are easy to use.""All of the features related to release management are very good.""My first impression of DevOps, after using Jira, is that it has a much better, more intuitive, and more user-friendly interface.""Technical support has been excellent. On that side, Microsoft is very good. The customer support of Microsoft has really improved this past year. On the cloud side also we are very satisfied because it offers very good support.""Azure enables us to create a staging environment through to a production environment in an easier way and then get the code and run that.""I like the entire tool because it is a one-stop-solution for DevOps.""The solution is easy to implement and easy to use."

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"Accessibility. Ansible uses a CLI by default. Those accustomed to it can find their way and adopt the YAML files easily over time. But, some users are more comfortable using UIs..."

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"I would like to see more customization available to the administrator.""Non-functional testing such as security testing, log testing, and performance testing can be improved with a better visualization.""Better integration with the Linux operating system would be an improvement for this solution.""I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks.""They do very frequent releases, there's a complete change in UI kind of stuff. Sometimes it feels like they change it too often.""The solution could work to improve their reporting.""There are certain areas in Azure DevOps that are better in other products.""One thing I would note is that it's hard to know what is included or not in the product. Especially when you begin to try and compare it to other solutions. When you go to a site like VersionOne, they tell you Azure DevOps doesn't have this or that, and when you go to Microsoft, it says VersionOne doesn't have this or that. They could do a better job of laying out exactly what is on offer so customers know going in exactly what they'll get."

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"It's a good tool, quite rich, it has a lot of features, and quite a lot of analytical capabilities which are built on top of it so that you can see how your projects are going and all that stuff. It's a good tool.""There is a licensing fee of $6/user per month.""The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools.""It is the least expensive product in this class.""I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market.""Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects.""It is a subscription model and I only pay for what I use.""The price of this solution is fair."

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Average Words per Review
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Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services
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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.

Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client, including the following:

  • Git repositories for source control of your code.
  • Build and release management to support continuous integration and delivery of your apps.
  • Agile tools to support planning and tracking your work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods.
  • A variety of tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing, load testing, and continuous testing.
  • Highly customizable dashboards for sharing progress and trends.
  • Built-in wiki for sharing information with your team.
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Sample Customers
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBankAlaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Energy/Utilities Company27%
Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company13%
Construction Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise73%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise68%
Find out what your peers are saying about Ansible vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Ansible is ranked 2nd in Release Automation with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 29 reviews. Ansible is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Provides predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Good for the staging environment through to the production environment". Ansible is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and BMC TrueSight Server Automation, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, TFS, GitLab, UrbanCode Deploy and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our Ansible vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.

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