SaltStack Competitors and Alternatives

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Consultant
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 29 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the ability to create blueprints and define our lab environments and vRAs. It's really easy for anyone to use it. Just drag and drop VMs and all these other components into the Blueprint Composer. I think having the ability to create different tenants, having a catalog items, and having a different user base go in there and having them pick from the... more»

What needs improvement?

The additional features I would like to see are better integration with Horizon, or actually integration with Horizon since it doesn't seem to be existent, more integration with NSX, and also better integration with Code Stream.
Microsoft
Real User
Senior Systems Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 14 2018

What is most valuable?

* The inventory information * Ability to track configurations * Installing software * Automating a lot of tasks which would have been done manually. It saves a lot of money when you can install things automatically and they are installed the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have two different categories of software: * The software for everybody. * The limited license software upon request. This product provides us with time savings during installation. Because of SCCM, the limited license software can be... more»

What needs improvement?

* The hardest thing about the software is getting people to sit down and learn all of the different features. * There is a third-party software which makes Right-Click Tools where you can right click to make actions happen on groups of... more»
Real User
Principal at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Dec 18 2016

What is most valuable?

Declarative nature of Puppet with its hub spoke architecture for automation using agents is the best feature.

How has it helped my organization?

All of the infrastructure patching and provisioning was done using Puppet.

What needs improvement?

It needs GUI based automation. There is way too much command line work involved. Puppet is mainly command line tool with most of the scripts created through declaration. I was hoping they allow creation and deployment of these scripts through... more»

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