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

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At the beginning the initial setup was kind of complex.

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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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Top Answer: SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale.
Top Answer: SaltStack is still growing, and so there are still those growing pains. Sometimes in order to get the functionality you want, you need to update to the latest and greatest of the software. For… more »
Top Answer: We are using SaltStack SecOps for a rather large fleet of VMs that include a mixture of both Linux and Windows, with many different OS versions for each. It is used to view the compliance of the… 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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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
Media Company9%
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Computer Software Company55%
Financial Services Firm18%
Cloud Provider9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat, Microsoft, HCL and others in Configuration Management. Updated: August 2020.
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Puppet Enterprise is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 1 review while SaltStack is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.0, while SaltStack is rated 10.0. 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 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 BMC TrueSight Orchestration, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, SCCM, BigFix and VMware vRealize Operations (vROps).

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