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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus Deploy

  • The ability to manage different stages and define a workflow is very useful for ops troubleshooting as well as deployment. You can see which version each environment has for each project, and promote or redeploy versions.
  • You can view deployment logs and dig deep into problems or long deployment steps.
  • Finding old releases can be a pain, and there isn't a good way to compare releases.
  • It does not really lend itself well to viewing what the content of a release is further than the version number. Ideally, you would be able to tie a deployment to the builds from the build server as well as specific commits from source control.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SaltStack

SaltStack is a very well architected toolset and framework for reliably managing distributed systems' complexity at varied scale. If the diversity of kind or number of assets is low, or the dependencies are bounded and simple, it might be overkill. Realization that you need SaltStack might come in the form of other tools, scripts, or jobs whose code has become difficult, unreliable, or unmaintainable. Rather than a native from-scratch SaltStack design, be aware that SaltStack can be added on to tools like Docker or Chef and optionally factor those tools out or other tools into the mix.
Jeremy McMillan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Octopus Deploy

  • Octopus integrates nicely with TeamCity, our build server.
  • Octopus uses the same deployment packages across environments and makes it easy to track their progress across those environments.
  • Octopus makes it easy to handle configuration across environments which is usually a particularly difficult task.
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Octopus Deploy

  • The pricing model is a bit strange. You can run Octopus Deploy yourself on your own server, or use their cloud service. Surprisingly, the cloud service can easily be less expensive. With self-hosting, pricing doesn't become less expensive with more deployment targets. Instead, it becomes more expensive.
  • There are a few features they're aware of, that are not released yet, that would be huge improvements to the software. Such as "Spaces", which allows you to group projects/deployment targets/users. Otherwise at the moment, as you add more projects and infrastructure, the deployment portal quickly becomes cluttered.
  • Payment was more difficult than expected. The company is located in Australia. Mailing a check is very slow from the US.
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

SaltStack

  • Managing network hardware should be more native and easy
  • SaltStack should buffer jobs and, when a client returns, make sure it is executed proberly
  • SaltStack should provide basic pillar and states structures to help get newbies started
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Would be a 10 except for the retirement of the free Community Edition.
Eric Huggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

SaltStack

No score
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Usability

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Octopus Deploy has greatly helped us to improve our reliability and frequency of our deployments and given us the confidence to deploy much more often, with a direct benefit to customers. Cross-platform support and release to Cloud require more focus on the product side.
Ramendra Sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SaltStack

No score
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Performance

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Octopus Deploy is a software that runs very effectively, is easy to use, does not require such a high learning curve, provides the necessary tools to carry out the functions it offers, making it a very flexible software, it also allows that can be configured according to the needs of the user and provides integrations with other very advantageous tools since they are carried out in a very favorable way.
Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

SaltStack

No score
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Support Rating

Octopus Deploy

No score
No answers yet
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SaltStack

SaltStack 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We haven't had to spend a lot of time talking to support, and we've only had one issue, which, when dealing with other vendors is actually not that bad of an experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Octopus Deploy

I am not aware of other products like Octopus that are available, but it is a great product for our company. We can stay ahead of the game by allowing developers to deploy code in a continuous deployment model while still maintaining the overrall infrastructure and enabling more frequent deployments and patches to be released at any time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SaltStack

We moved to SaltStack from Puppet about 3 years ago. Puppet just has too much of a learning curve and we inherited it from an old IT regime. We wanted something we could start fresh with. Our team has never looked back. SaltStack is so much easier for us to use and maintain.
Steven Marshall, RHCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Octopus Deploy

  • Allows us to deploy to our fleet quickly and without interruption to service
  • Can roll back to previous releases quickly, allowing us to back out of breaking changes in the worst-case scenarios.
  • Integration with several targets has allowed us to explore new platforms for our products, such as Docker in AWS ECS.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SaltStack

  • We manage two complex highly available self-healing (all infrastructure and systems) environments using SaltStack. Only one person is needed to run SaltStack. That is a HUGE return on investment.
  • Building tooling on top of SaltStack has allowed us to share administrative abilities by role - e.g. employee X can deploy software Y. No need to call a sysadmin and etc.
  • Recovery from problems, or time to stand-up new systems is now counted in minutes (usually under eight) rather than hours. This is a strategic advantage for rolling out new services.
William Cannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus Deploy

General

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

SaltStack

General

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

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