Ansible and SaltStack: Buyer's guide and reviews

Discover what real IT Central Station users think of configuration management solutions.

Businesses utilize configuration management to maintain their computer systems and software in a known, and consistent state. With an effective configuration management system in place, businesses no longer need to worry that any given configuration is correct, and this can lead to improved efficiency and the ability to manage more targets without the need for additional resources.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The 12-page document selected two leading solutions in the configuration management market and compiled a detailed and a direct comparison of both the offerings.

 

Rating the top configuration management solutions

IT Central Station outlined an initial 19 solution providers in their vendor directory selected two standout configuration management solutions, Ansible and SaltStack, to compare in this buyer's guide.

The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

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