Puppet Enterprise vs. SaltStack

As of May 2019, Puppet Enterprise is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews vs SaltStack which is ranked 5th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "It has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes". The top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Gave us automation tools that allowed us to standardize our environment". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BMC TrueSight Server Automation. SaltStack is most compared with Ansible, Chef and SCCM. See our Puppet Enterprise vs. SaltStack report.
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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.Puppet3 and 4 series provides optimum deployment solutions for infrastructure and applications.

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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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Cons
At the beginning the initial setup was kind of complex.We would like Puppet to add more integration for applications.

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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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6th
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9,757
Comparisons
4,512
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
602
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8.0
5th
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11,802
Comparisons
4,256
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
457
Avg. Rating
8.5
Top Comparisons
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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 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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Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, CitrixPhotobucket
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