Puppet Enterprise vs. SaltStack

Puppet Enterprise is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews vs SaltStack which is ranked 4th in Configuration Management with 10 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 "Configuration management solution that allows conditional remote control operations on different targeted infrastructures. ". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with SCCM, BladeLogic Automation Suite and Operations Orchestration. SaltStack is most compared with Ansible, Chef and SCCM. See our Puppet Enterprise vs. SaltStack report.
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8,705 views|4,665 comparisons
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10,532 views|3,812 comparisons
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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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Ranking
7th
Views
8,705
Comparisons
4,665
Reviews
2
Followers
133
Avg. Rating
8.0
4th
Views
10,532
Comparisons
3,812
Reviews
10
Followers
437
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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Sample Customers
Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, CitrixPhotobucket
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company6%
Newspaper5%
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company60%
Financial Services Firm20%
Cloud Provider10%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company19%
Financial Services Firm10%
Software R&D Company9%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise61%
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise27%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise44%
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