Compare Chef vs. IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager

Chef is ranked 4th in Configuration Management with 13 reviews while IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager is ranked 2nd in Cluster Provisioning. Chef is rated 8.4, while IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager is rated 0. The top reviewer of Chef writes "It never uses any type of human-readable interface. Therefore, you don't have to go into a GUI nor use a command line tool". On the other hand, Chef is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BigFix, whereas IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager is most compared with Ansible and Puppet Enterprise.
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I wasn't involved in the purchasing, but I am pretty sure that we are happy with the current pricing and licensing since it never comes up.We are using the free, open source version of the software, which we are happy with at this time.Purchasing the solution from AWS Marketplace was a good experience. AWS's pricing is pretty in line with the product's regular pricing. Though instance-wise, AWS is not the cheapest in the market.We are able to save in development time, deployment time, and it makes it easier to manage the environments.The price is always a problem. It is high. There is room for improvement. I do like purchasing on the AWS Marketplace, but I would like the ability to negotiate and have some flexibility in the pricing on it.When we're rolling out a new server, we're not using the AWS Marketplace AMI, we're using our own AMI, but we are paying them a licensing fee.The price per node is a little weird. It doesn't scale along with your organization. If you're truly utilizing Chef to its fullest, then the number of nodes which are being utilized in any particular day might scale or change based on your Auto Scaling groups. How do you keep track of that or audit it? Then, how do you appropriately license it? It's difficult.

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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 Stackā„¢, 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.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager helps organizations optimize efficiency, accuracy and service delivery by automating best practices for data center provisioning activities.
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Facebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Optum, Barclays, IGN, General Motors, Scholastic, Riot Games, NCR, GapKPJ Healthcare Berhad, Keyword, Tennis Australia, Cxense ASA, SKIData AG, Unisys, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, RAVInvest, Odin, Chapman University, CloudHesive, Cima Solutions Group, Projetech, Grow Strategy
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Government9%
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