AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that provides managed instances of Chef and Puppet. Chef and Puppet are automation platforms that allow you to use code to automate the configurations of your servers. OpsWorks lets you use Chef and Puppet to automate how servers are configured, deployed, and managed across your Amazon EC2 instances or on-premises compute environments. OpsWorks has three offerings, AWS Opsworks for Chef Automate, AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise, and AWS OpsWorks Stacks.
CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.
Define the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies.
Automatically roll out updates and changes to every node in your infrastructure, whether you have 50 or 50,000 nodes.
CFEngine uses autonomous agents which run on every node of your infrastructure, implementing your desired state and reporting back continuously.
CFEngine runs on the smallest embedded devices, on servers, in the cloud, and on mainframes, easily handling tens of thousands of nodes.
AWS OpsWorks is ranked 18th in Configuration Management while CFEngine Enterprise is ranked 19th in Configuration Management. AWS OpsWorks is rated 0.0, while CFEngine Enterprise is rated 0.0. On the other hand, AWS OpsWorks is most compared with AWS Systems Manager, Ansible, AWS Config and AWS CloudFormation, whereas CFEngine Enterprise is most compared with Ansible, SaltStack, HashiCorp Terraform, SCCM and Chef.
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