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Likelihood to Recommend

Ansible

I would recommend Ansible to anyone, but I recognize it might not fit everyone's needs. I'm not as familiar with Chef, Puppet, or Salt, but they each have their strengths. For us, we needed to be able to manage a new server the moment it was created, so agent-based solutions were out. For our use, Ansible does everything we've asked it to.
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Dollar Universe

[It] Needs to reach more clients. It's a good tool with good technical support. [It] Automates tasks and improves reliability and reduces human errors.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Ansible
Dollar Universe
6.7
Multi-platform scheduling
Ansible
Dollar Universe
7.0
Central monitoring
Ansible
Dollar Universe
7.0
Logging
Ansible
Dollar Universe
6.0
Alerts and notifications
Ansible
Dollar Universe
8.0
Analysis and visualization
Ansible
Dollar Universe
6.0
Application integration
Ansible
Dollar Universe
6.0

Pros

  • Easy to learn programming. It just utilizes YAML which is easy to learn and doesn't take as much time to pick up.
  • Fast deployment. If you are allowed to use SSH in your architecture, it is a very fast deployment.
  • Repeatability, you can deploy a node many times and get the same result each time.
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  • Functional across multiple platforms
  • Lightweight and reliable
  • More scope for increasing automation
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Cons

  • Ansible currently doesn't have a way to keep a node in a current state like what puppet or DSC can do.
  • Ansible uses SSH which sometimes is not a good security practice.
  • You have to be good to set up system totally with secure SSH keys, Sudo, etc.
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  • Limited user access
  • Multiple login pathways
  • GUI can be improved
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Performance

Ansible7.5
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Out of the box, Ansible can be slow over a bad connection, as it's establishing an SSH connection to the target server for each little task. There are some adjustments you can make to the defaults that greatly improve performance. And if you run Ansible on the same network as the target (i.e. by using a jump box or Jenkins server), then it can be crazy fast. I'd give it a 10 for speed except that it does require these adjustments first.
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Alternatives Considered

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Well versed tool like others in industry.
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to deploy.
  • Ansible is free.
  • Helps users deploy clusters.
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  • Increased reliability
  • Minimises operators
  • Handy
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Pricing Details

Ansible

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

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