Chef VS Puppet

Compare Chef vs Puppet 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)

Puppet

Server automation framework and application (by puppetlabs)
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Chef Puppet
1 1
6,889 6,555
0.6% 0.8%
9.9 9.4
2 days ago 2 days ago
Ruby Ruby
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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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.

Puppet

Posts with mentions or reviews of Puppet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-22.
  • Faster module tests with Facter 4 and rspec-puppet
    6 projects | dev.to | 22 Jan 2022
    We started by decoupling Puppet from Facter as much as we could, introducing the possibility of having multiple Facter backends. While Puppet would use the default Facter implementation when running on its own, external users would be able to define and pass their own Facter implementation when initializing Puppet, similar to how puppetserver configures Puppet to use its JRuby-compliant HTTP client.

What are some alternatives?

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

BOSH - Cloud Foundry BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services.

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.

Capistrano - Remote multi-server automation tool

Vagrant - Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments.

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

Mina - Blazing fast application deployment tool.

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

PuPHPet - Vagrant/Puppet GUI