The Intigua Blog
Puppet, Chef, Ansible and SaltStack present different paths to achieve a common goal of managing large-scale server infrastructure efficiently, with minimal input from developers and sysadmins. All four configuration management tools are designed to reduce the complexity of configuring distributed infrastructure resources, enabling speed, and ensuring reliability and compliance. This article explores the mechanism, value propositions and concerns pertaining to each configuration management solution.
Managing so many server tools from so many vendors deployed on thousands of servers, both legacy and virtual, is too complex, is too slow, and too costly. This can be fixed.
How can we simplify and accelerate the administration of server management tools (e.g., back-up, anti-virus and analytics) across both private and public infrastructure like AWS or Azure? Let’s take a look.