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Also Known As
TrueSight Server Automation, BladeLogic Server Automation, BladeLogic Automation Suite
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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

Chef, is the leader in DevOps, driving collaboration through code to automate infrastructure, security, compliance and applications. Chef provides a single path to production making it faster and safer to add value to applications and meet the demands of the customer. Deployed broadly in production by the Global 5000 and used by more than half of the Fortune 500, Chef develops 100 percent of its software as open source under the Apache 2.0 license with no restrictions on its use. Chef Enterprise Automation Stack™, a commercial distribution, is developed solely from that open source code and unifies security, compliance, infrastructure and application automation with observability. Chef provides an unequaled developer experience for the Coded Enterprise by enabling users to express infrastructure, security policies and the application lifecycle as code, modernizing development, packaging and delivery of any application to any platform. For more information, visit http://chef.io and follow @chef.

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Sample Customers
State of Michigan, Fujitsu FSAS, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, SAPFacebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Optum, Barclays, IGN, General Motors, Scholastic, Riot Games, NCR, Gap
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Financial Services Firm25%
Government25%
Insurance Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise92%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise60%
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BMC TrueSight Server Automation is ranked 5th in Configuration Management with 5 reviews while Chef is ranked 7th in Configuration Management. BMC TrueSight Server Automation is rated 7.8, while Chef is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Server Automation writes "Works across multiple operating systems, enabling data collection without worrying about the underlying OS". On the other hand, BMC TrueSight Server Automation is most compared with Ansible, SCCM, BigFix, Control-M and Red Hat Satellite, whereas Chef is most compared with Ansible, SCCM, BigFix, Jenkins and Microsoft Azure DevOps.

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