BladeLogic Server Automation vs SaltStack

BladeLogic Server Automation is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 1 review vs SaltStack which is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 28 reviews. The top reviewer of BladeLogic Server Automation writes "We use this tool for deployment, patching, audit, and compliance". The top reviewer of SaltStack writes "The initial learning curve is low. I had a working configuration building fairly complex proprietary Internet servers within a couple of months". BladeLogic Server Automation is most compared with Ansible, SCCM and Puppet Enterprise. SaltStack is most compared with Ansible, VMware vRealize Suite and SCCM.
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Pros
It makes deployment easier and allows us to put restrictions on the server using role-based authorization.BladeLogic lets users view the filesystem with minimal authorization to the server.

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The ability to programmatically describe the desired state of a single, or an entire fleet of servers, on-premises, and in a cloud environment.I want to build automation that is intelligent, part of the fabric of our environment, and is somewhat self-sustaining. I think SaltStack can help me do this.

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Cons
Provisioning needs to be more user-friendly. We were using BladeLogic for provisioning, but due to a lot of issues and complications, we had to stop using provisioning with this tool.

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A hardened set of tests would be much appreciated.Web UI.

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So much can be done with the Open Source side, and especially for smaller shops. I personally think the pricing for Enterprise is hard to justify.

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343
Comparisons
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Followers
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Avg. Rating
10.0
Views
8,484
Comparisons
3,448
Reviews
28
Followers
589
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Compared 20% of the time.
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Compared 27% of the time.
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Website/VideoBMC
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Overview
Overview

BladeLogic Server Automation allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers. 

·         Threat remediation: Combine with BMC SecOps Response Service to link vulnerabilities to identified patches and create a remediation plan

·         Compliance: Integrates role-based access control, pre-configured policies for CIS, DISA, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, NIST, and SCAP, documentation, and remediation

·         Provisioning: Supports unattended installs and image-based, script-based, or template-based provisioning

·         Configuration: Consistently manage change and configuration activities across a broad range of server environments with one tool

·         Reporting: Assess change impact or complete an audit using multiple dashboard views

·         Patching: Supports and follows maintenance window guidelines to ensure timely delivery of patches

SaltStack platform or Salt is a Python-based open source configuration management software and remote execution engine, supporting the "Infrastructure as Code" approach to deployment and cloud management.
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Sample CustomersState of Michigan, Fujitsu FSAS, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, SAPPhotobucket
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REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company
60%
Financial Services Firm
20%
Cloud Provider
10%
Healthcare Company
10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
22%
Manufacturing Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Software R&D Company
9%
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Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business
43%
Midsize Enterprise
30%
Large Enterprise
27%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
23%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
43%
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