Chef VS Ansible

Compare Chef vs Ansible and see what are their differences.

Chef

Chef Infra, a powerful automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code automating how infrastructure is configured, deployed and managed across any environment, at any scale (by chef)

Ansible

Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems. https://docs.ansible.com. (by ansible)
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Chef Ansible
1 233
6,889 53,178
0.6% 1.1%
9.9 9.9
6 days ago 4 days ago
Ruby Python
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Chef

Posts with mentions or reviews of Chef. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-21.

Ansible

Posts with mentions or reviews of Ansible. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Chef and Ansible you can also consider the following projects:

Cloud-Init - unofficial mirror of Ubuntu's cloud-init

pyinfra - pyinfra automates infrastructure super fast at massive scale. It can be used for ad-hoc command execution, service deployment, configuration management and more.

Home Manager using Nix - Manage a user environment using Nix [[email protected]]

Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment.

cloudinit - Official upstream for the cloud-init: cloud instance initialization

(R)?ex - Rex, the friendly automation framework

pexpect - A Python module for controlling interactive programs in a pseudo-terminal

Pulumi - Pulumi - Universal Infrastructure as Code. Your Cloud, Your Language, Your Way πŸš€

psutil - Cross-platform lib for process and system monitoring in Python

GNU Stow - GNU Stow - mirror of savannah git repository occasionally with more bleeding-edge branches

SaltStack - Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:

Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker