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"The setup for Terraform is quite easy and currently, we are using their community version along with Jenkins.""They have given it to us at a monthly cost, but it is on a yearly basis."

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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.

HashiCorp was founded by Mitchell Hashimoto and Armon Dadgar in 2012 with the goal of revolutionizing datacenter management: application development, delivery, and maintenance.
The datacenter of today is very different than the datacenter of yesterday, and we think the datacenter of tomorrow is just around the corner. We're writing software to take you all the way from yesterday to today, and then safely to tomorrow and beyond.
Physical, virtual, containers. Private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. Windows, Linux, Mac. These are just some of the choices faced when architecting a datacenter of today. And the choice is not one or the other; instead, it is often a combination of many of these.
HashiCorp builds tools to ease these decisions by presenting solutions that span the gaps. Our tools manage both physical machines and virtual machines, Windows, and Linux, SaaS and IaaS, etc. And we're committed to supporting next-generation technologies, as well.
HashiCorp was founded and continues to be run by the primary authors of all our core technologies powering thousands of companies worldwide. We speak at conferences and write books related to application and infrastructure management.
All our foundational technologies are open source and developed openly, and have been since 2010.
The Tao of HashiCorp is the foundation that guides our vision, roadmap, and product design. As you evaluate using or contributing to HashiCorp's products, it may be valuable to understand the motivations and intentions for our work. Learn more about the Tao of HashiCorp here:

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Computer Software Company22%
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Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company24%
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Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business71%
Large Enterprise29%
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AWS OpsWorks is ranked 18th in Configuration Management while HashiCorp Terraform is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 6 reviews. AWS OpsWorks is rated 0.0, while HashiCorp Terraform is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of HashiCorp Terraform writes "Creating a VPC and VPN connectivity to the VPC can be automated". AWS OpsWorks is most compared with AWS Systems Manager, Ansible, AWS Config and AWS CloudFormation, whereas HashiCorp Terraform is most compared with Red Hat Satellite, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, SaltStack, BMC TrueSight Server Automation and Quali CloudShell Pro.

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