Compare Puppet Enterprise vs. Quest KACE Systems Management

Puppet Enterprise is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.0, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "It has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest KACE Systems Management writes "This product made the job easy to do, without having to go put hands on the machines. This made things more convenient and more efficient". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BigFix, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with SCCM, BigFix and Ansible.
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Pros
The main purpose for this automation tool would be: deploying, controlling, ordering change for the system and IT Infrastructure.Puppet Enterprise has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to have an overview of all devices that are accessing our environment.This product made the job easy to do without having to go put hands on the machines.The ability to push an image to a machine, wake that image up, and just blast a new image to a computer without even having to touch it, and then push the software to that machine. This just made things so much more convenient for us and so much more efficient.

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At the beginning the initial setup was kind of complex.

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I think it should have the ability to have the applications automatically update. It would be really helpful if this would override what the user might choose to do.The only hiccups we had were some power issues, where the box was a little under-powered early on.Imaging becomes a problem when you start to try to go beyond doing more than thirty or forty machines at a time. We initially tried to do that virtually and it just, it wouldn't work.

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It was a very attractive price. This is a huge feature of this product. If you would "credit score" this product versus others out there on the market, this one has a very attractive price.It may be more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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PuppetDell KACE Systems Management
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Overview

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.

The KACE Systems Management Appliance provides a growing organization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of the organization's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

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Sample Customers
Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, CitrixWaypoint, Mattos Filho, Meetic, Gems Education, Green Clinic HealthSystem, Service King
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Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company8%
Newspaper7%
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Software R&D Company25%
Media Company12%
Government10%
Retailer7%
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