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"The main thing that we noticed when we switched from the enterprise version to the community version was the difference in cost — the infrastructure is pretty expensive.""Depending on the size of the organization there is a point when the price of Puppet Enterprise should be lower. However, they provide really good functionality, features, and capabilities."

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Top Answer: Anything that we manage through Puppet always runs perfectly.
Top Answer: Puppet was a good product; we used it when we had 200 VMs. When we tried to add Windows servers to it, that's when we realized the price nearly doubled for us because we also have around 200 Windows… more »
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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 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.

Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

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Sample Customers
Facebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Optum, Barclays, IGN, General Motors, Scholastic, Riot Games, NCR, Gap
Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, Citrix
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government10%
Company Size
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise60%
REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Quest Software, Red Hat and others in Configuration Management. Updated: September 2021.
535,919 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Chef is ranked 15th in Configuration Management while Puppet Enterprise is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 3 reviews. Chef is rated 0.0, while Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "A set-it-and-forget-it management solution". Chef is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Ansible, BigFix, Jenkins and SaltStack, whereas Puppet Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Ansible, BigFix, UrbanCode Deploy and Red Hat Satellite.

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