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:
"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."
"It has improved our organization through provisioning and security hardening. When we do get a new VM, we have been able to bring on a provisioned machine in less than a day. This morning alone, I provisioned two machines within an hour. I am talking about hardening, installing antivirus software on it, and creating user accounts because the Playbooks were predesigned. From the time we got the servers to the actual hand-off, it takes less than an hour. We are talking about having the servers actually authenticate Red Hat Satellites and run the yum updates. All of that can be done within an hour."
"Spring Cloud integrates well."
"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..."
"When you set up Playbooks, I may have one version of the Playbook, but another member of the team may have a different vision, and we will not know which version is correct. We want to have one central repository for managing the different versions of Playbooks, so we can have better collaboration among team members. This is our use case for using Git version control."
"If there's a dashboard like the ones provided by Apigee or Kong, that will be useful."
Spring Cloud simplifies distributed, microservice-style architecture by implementing proven patterns to bring resilience, reliability, and coordination to your microservices. Using Spring Cloud Services, Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers have a turnkey, secure solution for production operations of this coordination infrastructure - service registry, config server, and circuit breaker dashboard.
Ansible is ranked 3rd in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while Spring Cloud is ranked 16th in Configuration Management with 1 review. Ansible is rated 9.0, while Spring Cloud is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Its agentless, making the deployment fast and easy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spring Cloud writes "A code-based customisable solution that integrates easily, but the dashboard could be better". Ansible is most compared with SCCM, Red Hat Satellite, BigFix, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and UrbanCode Deploy, whereas Spring Cloud is most compared with HashiCorp Terraform.
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