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"The versatility is great.""Anything that we manage through Puppet always runs perfectly."

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"SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale."

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Cons
"There's a lot of scope for enhancement on the DevSecOps side. They should definitely include features for compliance, for both the Linux and Windows side of the devices, as well as for network devices. Compliance is something they need to work on.""It's a bit of a pain point to make sure that everything works once we've upgraded it because Puppet has been evolving pretty fast."

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"There is a little bit of pain when it comes to libraries and what is needed to run the product."

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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."

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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 »
Top Answer: 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. We work in the education… more »
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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.

SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, Citrix
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company55%
Financial Services Firm18%
Cloud Provider9%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise22%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise29%
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Puppet Enterprise is ranked 10th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while SaltStack is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 1 review. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.6, while SaltStack is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "A set-it-and-forget-it management solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Easily identify and manage compliance and vulnerability issues in a single, centralized view". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with SCCM, Ansible, BigFix, UrbanCode Deploy and Control-M, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, SCCM, HashiCorp Terraform and BMC TrueSight Server Automation.

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