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Likelihood to Recommend

AccuRev

This is one of the best version control tools I have used.
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SaltStack

Managing heterogeneous environments of large numbers of nodes, especially nodes which may need sudden changes (security updates, for instance), or frequent replacement, is a strength for Saltstack.Simplicity is not a strength for Saltstack. In a homogenous environment (all CentOS 7, for example, with no Debian or Windows) I might recommend using Ansible instead - it is less flexible and granular, but simpler to configure.
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Pros

AccuRev

  • One place for most recent code with history, avoid any conflict/confusion among other team/members.
  • Stream/Workflow approach to control approval process betwen all the teams, which I couldn't find in other version control tools I worked.
  • Bundle our code in a small group (called, Issues in Accurev) to differentiate between different projects.
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SaltStack

  • Targeting is easy and yet extremely granular - I can target machines by name, role, operating system, init system, distro, regex, or any combination of the above.
  • Abstraction of OS, package manager and package details is far advanced beyond any other CRM I have seen. The ability to set one configuration for a package across multiple distros, and have it apply correctly no matter the distrospecific naming convention or package installation procedure, is amazing.
  • Abstraction of environments is similarly valuable - I can set a firewall rule to allow ssh from "management", and have that be defined as a specific IP range per dev, test, and prod.
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Cons

AccuRev

  • The tool allows duplicate file name, if both are present in different directories. This creates confusion if multiple people are working on the same file. It should at least produce a warning.
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SaltStack

  • Still lots of bugs, but they are being fixed pretty quickly.
  • We sometimes have scaling problems while running hundreds of states across hundreds of servers.
  • Out of box reporting is not clear. For example, I launched installation of the new package across 400 servers, and I only want to know where it FAILED - it's not easy with SaltStack.
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Likelihood to Renew

AccuRev

AccuRev 6.1
Based on 3 answers
It covers all the industry needs. It has all the features required to be complete our tasks. Our whole group is very comfortable with this tool.
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SaltStack

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Alternatives Considered

AccuRev

Git is one obvious alternative. However, Git is leveraging the command line and has minimal interface. Developer must be acclimated with command line in order to use Git.
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SaltStack

Chef and Puppet both require writing code, which I view as excessively involved for the task at hand. I have only needed to write pure python for a handful of Saltstack use cases - everything else has been configuration files.Ansible, while elegant and simple, simply does not have the abstraction layer or the granularity that Saltstack does.Cfengine has a reputation for complexity, and a relatively small community at this time
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Return on Investment

AccuRev

  • Stable and safe promotions which leads to increased employee efficiency
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SaltStack

  • With Saltstack helping to keep my environment managed and under control, I have gone from spending 30-40 hours per week in Ops and 0-10 in Dev, to spending less than 5 hours in Ops most weeks.
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Pricing Details

AccuRev

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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SaltStack

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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