Cloudify vs. SaltStack

As of February 2019, Cloudify is ranked 7th in Cloud Management with 8 reviews vs SaltStack which is ranked 4th in Configuration Management with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of Cloudify writes "It can be deployed in combinations of cloud environments". The top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Configuration management solution that allows conditional remote control operations on different targeted infrastructures. ". Cloudify is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms, Cisco CloudCenter and SaltStack. SaltStack is most compared with Ansible, Chef and SCCM. See our Cloudify vs. SaltStack report.
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TOSCA model allows modeling the application rather than the automation. It is a machine-readable representation of the application and its infrastructure, which can be used for other things too, not just for the orchestration (e.g. enterprise architecture big picture, who connects to whom).Cloudify provides the infrastructure-as-code, as well as operational action capabilities (orchestrated startups or upgrades, and more).Product has given us the ability to catch early scaling issues that many companies hit on with private clouds.Extensible internal functions and plugins. Can implement custom plugins to fit your scenario. Python based plugins.You can use only what you need. You can remove certain Cloudify functions from the framework to create a "minified" version of what you need. This might only consist of the messaging delivery system, and the orchestration functions.Valuable features are auto-scaling and load balancing.

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The ability to programmatically describe the desired state of a single, or an entire fleet of servers, on-premises, and in a cloud environment.I want to build automation that is intelligent, part of the fabric of our environment, and is somewhat self-sustaining. I think SaltStack can help me do this.

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Install of the product itself could be improved and I would like to see better event monitoring.Certainly the UI could use some intensive work, but nevertheless, overall, it’s a complete product with its 3.4 version and much better features are available with 4.0.Unlike the Docker environment, Cloudify takes time for configuration and its learning curve.

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A hardened set of tests would be much appreciated.Web UI.

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So much can be done with the Open Source side, and especially for smaller shops. I personally think the pricing for Enterprise is hard to justify.

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Cloudify is an orchestration-first cloud management platform, that is open source and based on the TOSCA standard, with multi-cloud and hybrid stack support. Cloudify supports all of the most popular clouds, alongside cloud native technologies, and even non-virtualized and bare metal environments. Cloudify is inherently built for integration, OEMability and interoperability, enabling organizations to build best of breed IT stacks, with full lifecycle automation - day 0 thorugh day 2 operations (provisioning, deployment, monitoring and remediation) of enterprise and legacy applications alongside networking services and functions - without having to sacrifice control, all while providing tools for operations and developers alike. Cloudify provides a single pane of glass across infrastructure, while supporting your existing tools and installbase.

Cloudify is built for pluggability through its open architecture model, bringing the web scale best practices of orchestration and automation into the world of hybrid stacks and clouds. With powerful workflows that map to complex dependencies, policies and relationships through model driven service orchestration, Cloudify delivers robust cloud application management without requiring organizations to change existing work processes or the codebase of their existing applications.

SaltStack platform or Salt is a Python-based open source configuration management software and remote execution engine, supporting the "Infrastructure as Code" approach to deployment and cloud management.
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Sample Customers
Proximus Partner Communications (Israel) VMware NTT Data Metaswitch Spirent Communications Lumina Networks Atos FortinetPhotobucket
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm22%
Energy/Utilities Company22%
Manufacturing Company17%
Marketing Services Firm17%
Software R&D Company60%
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company10%
Cloud Provider10%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudify vs. SaltStack and other solutions. Updated: September 2018.
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