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AWS Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. These capabilities help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance of your EC2 and on-premises configurations. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS.
Systems Manager is easy to use. Simply access Systems Manager from the EC2 Management Console, select the instances you want to manage, and define the management tasks you want to perform. Systems Manager is available now at no cost to manage both your EC2 and on-premises resources.
SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.
AWS Systems Manager is ranked 17th in Configuration Management while SaltStack is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review. AWS Systems Manager is rated 0.0, while SaltStack is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Easily identify and manage compliance and vulnerability issues in a single, centralized view". AWS Systems Manager is most compared with AWS OpsWorks, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Ansible, Red Hat Satellite and BMC TrueSight Server Automation, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, HashiCorp Terraform and Chef.
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