Chef vs. ManageEngine OS Deployer

As of June 2019, Chef is ranked 4th in Configuration Management with 13 reviews vs ManageEngine OS Deployer which is ranked 13th in Configuration Management. 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". Chef is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and SaltStack. ManageEngine OS Deployer is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and Quest KACE Systems Management.
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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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Overview
Chef is a powerful automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code. Whether you’re operating in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid environment, Chef automates how infrastructure is configured, deployed, and managed across your network, no matter its size.OS Deployer automates the disk imaging and deployment process. It helps administrators capture images of different OS versions and store them in a network share, to create different deployment templates for various employee roles, and deploy the images to the new systems all from a central management console. With central image capturing and deployment capabilities, OS Deployer reduces support, training and management costs by standardizing your entire organization on one or more operating systems. OS Deployer creates an exact disk image of the given system including standard configuration, operating system, configuration files and all applications that can be deployed to multiple systems simultaneously, making it ideal for rapid bare-metal provisioning. Supported OS : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 2012, and Windows 2012 R2.
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Facebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Target, IGN, Yahoo, Etsy, Riot Games, Bloomberg, BonobosEMC, Costco Wholesale Australia, Canyon Bicycles, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, WashingtonFirst Bank, SunEdison, Stafford Development Company, City of Redondo Beach, Columbia Medical Associates, Pratt Institute, Novati Technologies, Toyota Boshoku America, Flight Centre UK, RapidAdvance
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