Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt: What Should I Use?

In the world of IT, where more and more companies are migrating to the Cloud and expanding at global scales, configuration management (CM) tools have emerged as a critical part of any system deployment. Designed to automate the configuration and maintenance of multiple networked systems, CM tools can help companies use recipes, playbooks, templates and other tools to simplify automation and coordination across an IT environment to provide a seamless deployment. Companies looking to choose a CM solution should consider the following: The tool model – Some require a master-client model, which uses a central control point to communicate with distributed machines. Others operate on a local level with a server-based host. Environment – Consider the dominant language of your existing system and the institutional knowledge and […]

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