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Overview

CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.

Ensure compliance
Define the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies.

Automate
Automatically roll out updates and changes to every node in your infrastructure, whether you have 50 or 50,000 nodes.

Everywhere
CFEngine uses autonomous agents which run on every node of your infrastructure, implementing your desired state and reporting back continuously.

Anywhere
CFEngine runs on the smallest embedded devices, on servers, in the cloud, and on mainframes, easily handling tens of thousands of nodes.

Ansible is the simplest way to deploy your applications. It gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system.
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Sample Customers
Chevron, Deutsche Telekom, LinkedIn, US Navy, Samsung, Panasonic, DHL, Pfizer
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Healthcare Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government11%
Legal Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government7%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise77%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Red Hat, HCL and others in Configuration Management. Updated: November 2021.
554,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.

CFEngine Enterprise is ranked 21st in Configuration Management while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is ranked 2nd in Configuration Management with 5 reviews. CFEngine Enterprise is rated 0.0, while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform writes "Enables us to efficiently manage an almost unlimited number of nodes". CFEngine Enterprise is most compared with SaltStack, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix, AWS CloudFormation and HashiCorp Terraform, whereas Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), BigFix and Microsoft Azure DevOps.

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