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Head of Operations and Infrastructure at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to programmatically describe the desired state of a single, or an entire fleet of servers, on-premises, and in a cloud environment.

How has it helped my organization?

SaltStack gave us very useful automation tools that allowed us to standardize our environment, move at a much faster pace through repeatable deployments, and… more»

What needs improvement?

Each new version seems to bring a new set of bugs to the table and upgrading is risky, especially for a tool at the core of the operations and infrastructure. A hardened… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Unfortunately, our experience is limited to the open-source (community) version. We have no information in regards to the enterprise offering.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We evaluated Chef, CF Engine, and Puppet and we ultimately decided on SaltStack because: * It is written in Python: Introspecting the code base, committing fixes and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Take some time to learn the types of problems it can solve and you will easily see the benefits that it can bring.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated CF Engine, Chef, Puppet, Capistrano, and Fabric.


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