SaltStack Reviews

SaltStack is the #3 ranked solution of our top Network Automation tools. It's rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) - SaltStack vs VMware vRealize Automation (vRA)

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General Manager - Site Reliability and Software Enginee at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to see both compliance and vulnerabilities in a dashboard view. Being able to see that data in one place is a real game-changer. This, along with the rich… more »

How has it helped my organization?

SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale. This, along with the fact that SaltStack is a event engine, allows teams to be able to to creatively… more »

What needs improvement?

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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this, we used Puppet/SaltStack open-source. The Puppet solution had scale issues, and SaltStack Open Source didn't have the SecOps product

What other advice do I have?

SaltStack, when viewed in the light that it is an event engine, is a very powerful tool.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing this solution.

What is SaltStack?

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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