We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
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We have tested out Ansible Tower, but there is a budget issue, so that is in our next phase. Red Hat's open source approach was a factor when choosing Ansible, since the solution is free as of right now.
It's opensource so it's free. But, not free as in beer. The most important cost here is the learning curve. Small targets like local user management (backup/monitoring) or monitoring configuration management (Syslog/SNMP) are some of the easiest and low-risk ones can learn from. The OPEX gain is high, though. So, the ROI is definitely there. For the UI, you might want to pay for Ansible Tower. But, there's also the opensource upstream project, AWX.
Ansible Tower is free. Until they lower the cost, we are holding off on purchasing the product.
We went with product because we have a subscription for Red Hat.
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