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Find out what your peers are saying about Ansible vs. NetBrain and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Pros
"It is very easy to use, and there is less room for error.""Ansible Tower offers use a UI where we can see all the pushes that have gone into the server.""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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"A reliable, time-saving tool for providing accurate layer 2 and layer 3 network mappings.""Chain management is a good feature. I don't get it on other solutions.""Enables maps to be drawn out."

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Cons
"For Ansible Tower, there are three tiers with ten nodes. I would like them to expand those ten nodes to 20, because ten nodes is not enough to test on.""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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"Support needs to improve for the installed product and some of the reporting could be more flexible to provide more complete cataloging.""It would be nice if the setup was a little simpler. Also, if the solution could provide more training materials for new people coming into our company so they can quickly learn how to use the functionalities.""The IP interface brief isn't consistent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Ansible Tower is free. Until they lower the cost, we are holding off on purchasing the product."

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"The product is expensive, but less expensive than some of the competition and worth the price."

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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.

Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.

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HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBankCompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.
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Healthcare Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company8%
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Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise65%
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Large Enterprise73%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Ansible vs. NetBrain and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,290 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Ansible is ranked 2nd in Network Automation with 3 reviews while NetBrain is ranked 7th in Network Automation with 3 reviews. Ansible is rated 9.4, while NetBrain is rated 7.0. 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 NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". Ansible is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and UrbanCode Deploy, whereas NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, LiveAction LiveNX, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and ThousandEyes. See our Ansible vs. NetBrain report.

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