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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.""Depending on the size of the organization there is a point when the price of Puppet Enterprise should be lower. However, they provide really good functionality, features, and capabilities."

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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 »
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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.

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools is network automation tool designed to manage configurations on network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls. It helps you to work more efficiently by scheduling automatic backup activities and rolling out configuration changes to multiple devices at the same time.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, Citrix
Delta, Educational Institution, Kalamazoo
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Quest Software, Red Hat and others in Configuration Management. Updated: September 2021.
534,299 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Puppet Enterprise is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools is ranked 30th in Configuration Management. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "A set-it-and-forget-it management solution". On the other hand, Puppet Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Ansible, BigFix, UrbanCode Deploy and Chef, whereas SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and Ansible.

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