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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure DevOps Services is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Azure DevOps Services

88%
56 Ratings
8.1

Chef Infra

81%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Azure DevOps Services

100%
3 Ratings

Chef Infra

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.1

Azure DevOps Services

71%
5 Ratings

Chef Infra

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

Azure DevOps Services

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Chef Infra

94%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Azure DevOps Services

84%
20 Ratings
7.2

Chef Infra

72%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Azure DevOps Services

100%
2 Ratings

Chef Infra

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure DevOps Services

[Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS)] is well suited for agile teams. It is a digital kanban for teams to access anywhere at any time. Especially during covid when most companies are still remote, it allows teams to fully perform and still be functional in operating within an agile methodology. It also gives visibility to teams capacity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

Chef is a fantastic tool for automating software deployments that aren't able to be containerized. It's more developer-oriented than its other competitors and thus allows you to do more with it. The Chef Infra Server software is rock-solid and has been extremely stable in our experience. I would definitely recommend its use if you're looking for an automation framework. And it also offers InSpec which is a very good tool for testing your infrastructure to ensure it deployed as intended.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure DevOps Services

  • Flexible Requirements Hierarchy Management: AZDO makes it easy to track items such as features or epics as a flat list, or as a hierarchy in which you can track the parent-child relationship.
  • Fast Data Entry: AZDO was designed to facilitate quick data entry to capture work items quickly, while still enabling detailed capture of acceptance criteria and item properties.
  • Excel Integration: AZDO stands out for its integration with MS Excel, which enables quick updates for bulk items.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

  • Chef is great at deploying code to both small and large groups of servers.
  • We use chef to standup new servers as well as deploy updated code to existing servers and it does this very well.
  • Being able to make a change and have it push manually or automatically to any subset of servers has changed the landscape of how our IT teams operate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure DevOps Services

  • Column sorting when in filtered states.
  • A way to show cross-team dependencies.
  • A customized "From" field for notifications. Sometimes when a mail comes from Azure DevOps the teams do not realize that I am sending it
  • A way to do online poker that doesn't require a plug-in.
Amy Liston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

  • Chef could do a better job with integration with other DevOps tools. Our company relies on Jenkins and Ansible, which took some development and convincing for plug-ins to be created/available.
  • It would be nice if kitchen didn't only have a vagrant/virtual-box prerequisite. Our company one day stop allowing virtual-box to run without special privileges, and that caused a lot of issues for people trying to do kitchen tests.
  • Chef could use more practice materials for the advanced certification badges. There was not a lot of guidance in what to study or examples of certain topics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure DevOps Services

General

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

Starting Price

$2 per GB (first 2GB free)

Azure DevOps Services Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Plan$61
Basic + Test Plan$522
Azure Artifacts$23
Azure Pipelines - Microsoft Hosted$404
Azure Pipelines - Self-Hosted$155
  1. per user per month (first 5 users free)
  2. per user per month
  3. per GB (first 2GB free)
  4. per parallel job (1,800 minutes free with 1 free parallel job)
  5. per extra parallel job (1 free parallel job with unlimited minutes)
Additional Pricing Details

Chef Infra

General

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

Starting Price

Chef Infra Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I don't think our organization will stray from using VSTS/TFS as we are now looking to upgrade to the 2012 version. Since our business is software development and we want to meet the requirements of CMMI to deliver consistent and high quality software, this SDLC management tool is here to stay. In addition, our company uses a lot of Microsoft products, such as Office 365, Asp.net, etc, and since VSTS/TFS has proved itself invaluable to our own processes and is within the Microsoft family of products, we will continue to use VSTS/TFS for a long, long time.
Raylene Wall, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services 7.1
Based on 5 answers
Azure DevOps is a powerful, complex cloud application. As such there are a number of things it does great and something where there is room for improvement. One of those areas would be in usability. In my opinion it relies too much on search. There is no easy way to view all projects or to group them in a logical way. You need to search for everything.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Azure DevOps Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Chef Infra

Chef Infra 9.4
Based on 10 answers
It loads quick enough for basically all our systems. Because we have this for local dev environments, speed isn't really a big issue here. Yes, depending on the system, sometimes it does take a relatively long time, but it's not an issue for me. One thing that is annoying is that if I want to make a small change to a cookbook and re-run the Chef client, I can't just make the change in the cache and run it. I have to do the whole process of updating the server.
Christopher Maggiulli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services 8.4
Based on 20 answers
When we've had issues, both Microsoft support and the user community have been very responsive. DevOps has an active developer community and frankly, you can find most of your questions already asked and answered there. Microsoft also does a better job than most software vendors I've worked with creating detailed and frequently updated documentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

Chef Infra 7.2
Based on 5 answers
Support for Chef is easily available for fee or through the open source community as most the issues you will face will have been addressed through the Chef developer community forums. The documentation for Chef is moderate to great and easily readable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Was not part of the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps is much easier to implement and use on a daily basis than VersionOne. This is based on end-user feedback and my personal experience as well. ADO has more features and seems to get updated more frequently than VersionOne as well. VersionOne is less expensive overall than ADO, but our company prefers to use ADO because it has a lot more benefits.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

We considered the three leading competitors in the field: Chef, Puppet and Ansible. Ansible is a very strong competitor and has a nice degree of flexibility in that it does not require a client install. Instead the configuration is delivered by SSH which is very simple. Puppet seems like it has fallen off the pace of the competition and lacked the strong community offered by Chef. We chose Chef because of the strong support by the company and the dynamic and deep community support.
Rob Ericsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure DevOps Services

  • It provides a great IDE to make things easier, clear, and compact. It has always been a positive ROI
  • It's worth the money. I don't think any other software could replace the VS. It has helped us a lot to making things ready on time
  • The only thing I dislike is that it takes a lot of memory space when in an idle state
AMANDEEP KUNDRAO | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef Infra

  • Chef is a good tool for baselining servers. It will be a good ROI when there are huge number of servers. For less number of servers maintaining a master will be an over head.
  • One good ROI will be that the Operations Team also gets into agile and DevOps methodologies. Operational teams can start writing scripts/automations to keep their infra more stable and their application stack more reliable.
  • Implementation of Chef eliminates the manual mode of doing things and everyone aligns to automation mind set. It helps in change of culture.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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