SaltStack - pain-free infrastructure-as-code
April 27, 2021

SaltStack - pain-free infrastructure-as-code

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Salt Open Source Automation Engine

We use Salt Open Source Automation Engine primarily to configure our servers. It is used primarily to ensure that all servers are configured in a unitary way and that we have a central repository that defines what is deployed where. We also use it to quickly spin up test infrastructure and to configure developer workstations.
  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
  • Infrastructure as a code
  • Separation of concerns using states/pillars/grains
  • Flexible deployment - master/minion vs masterless
  • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
  • Quicker rollout of services
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.

Do you think Salt Open Source Automation Engine delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Salt Open Source Automation Engine's feature set?

Yes

Did Salt Open Source Automation Engine live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Salt Open Source Automation Engine go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Salt Open Source Automation Engine again?

Yes

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.