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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Config

It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Open Source

Salt Open Source Automation Engine is great for configuring servers in a centralised manner. It is not well suited for creating infrastructure, where tools like Terraform should be used instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Config

  • Great to track config changes and helpful for troubleshooting.
  • Great for compliance questions you might get.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Open Source

  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Config

  • Vendor [lock-in] as this is only available on AWS
  • [The] interface is dated and is [in] need of updating by AWS
  • Graphing is [...] not the easiest to configure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Open Source

  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS Config

AWS Config 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AWS Config

I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Open Source

Puppet was working fine for our needs. We decided to make the switch after our operating system vendor decided to stop official support for SaltStack
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Config

  • A "Big Fish" company that is more concerned about the security of their data came aboard with us more easily since they trust us with the AWS config setup
  • Less time to debug or finding out issue on infrastructure whenever it happens
  • Easy and fast to roll back whenever changes that caused issues happen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salt Open Source

  • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
  • Quicker rollout of services
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Config

General

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

Salt Open Source

General

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

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