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  • Ansible icon

    Ansible

    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs. Being designed for multi-tier deployments...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Puppet

    Puppet Data Center Automation Solution helps you save time, gain visibility into your server environment, and ensure consistency across your IT infrastructure.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Salt icon

    Salt

    Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer and provision servers in a fast and efficient way. Salt allows commands to be executed across large groups of servers. This means systems can be easily...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Fabric icon

    Fabric

    Fabric is a Python library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    (R)?ex

    (R)?ex - manage all your boxes from a central point - Datacenter Automation and Configuration Management

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    cdist

    cdist is an alternative to other configuration management systems like cfengine, bcfg2, chef and puppet. But cdist ticks differently.

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    Otter

    Otter is modern infrastructure automation that utilizes Infrastructure as Code to help teams with Configuration and Orchestration.

    Freemium Windows

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    Cfengine

    Cfengine, the world technology leader in datacenter automation, based on state-of-the-art research and development, is used by more than 5000 companies on millions of machines world-wide. Versatile and lightweight, Cfengine is the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

    • Less dependency, much better security track record. Runs on operating systems that Chef does not and can not support. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • EIP SAM

    SAM-Solution is a management tool for IT-infrastructures, intended for companies. It allows to centralize system and software migrations, as well as backup and restoration of user data. This tool design goal is to help the system...

    Open Source Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    RunDeck

    RunDeck is an open source automation service with a web console, command line tools and a WebAPI. It lets you easily run automation tasks across a set of nodes.

    Open Source Linux

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    munki

    munki is a set of tools that, used together with a webserver-based repository of packages and package metadata, can be used by OS X administrators to manage software installs (and in many cases removals) on OS X client machines.

    Open Source Mac

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    Distelli

    Build and deploy your code from GitHub and BitBucket (or no repository at all) to any server in the world regardless of provider.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • Crowbar

    Crowbar is an Open Source platform for server provisioning and deployment from bare metal. It provides server discovery, firmware upgrades, and operating system installation using PXE Boot. It deploys applications on top of...

    Open Source Linux

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    Foreman

    Foreman is an open source project that helps system administrators manage servers throughout their lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and monitoring. Using Puppet or Chef and Foreman's smart proxy...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Rudder

    Professional open source automation and compliance with a lightweight agent, simple web interface and realtime feedback on all your configurations.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD Solaris

  • Kaseya Solution icon

    Kaseya Solution

    Automated IT Management Software and Network Management Software Solutions for IT Departments and Managed Service Providers.

    Commercial Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Commando.io

    A simpler way to manage servers online. Commando.io empowers users to be more efficient, improve their workflow, and eliminate anxiety over server provisioning, maintenance, and deployment. DropBox simplified online storage, GitHub...

    Commercial Linux

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    Bcfg2

    Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. It is the fifth generation...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Release Management for Visual Studio

    Release Management for Visual Studio is a continuous delivery solution that automates the release process through various environments all the way to production.

    Commercial Windows Microsoft Visual Studio

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    Mina

    Mina is a really fast deployer and server automation tool written in Ruby.

    Open Source Linux

  • Pallet

    Pallet is platform for agile and programmatic automation of infrastructure in the cloud, on server racks or directly on virtual machines. Pallet provides cloud provider and operating system independence, and allows for an...

    Open Source Linux

  • glu

    glu is an open source deployment and monitoring automation platform.

    Open Source Linux

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    Deploy4Me

    Deploy4Me is a software deployment service for everyone that helps prepare a cloud as quickly as possible with no code. You just get fully configured, integrated and secure cloud environment for your business or project.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Sprinkle

    Sprinkle is a software provisioning tool you can use to build remote servers with. eg. to install a Rails, or Sinatra stack on a brand new slice directly after its been created.

    Open Source Linux

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    FAI

    FAI, Fully Automatic Installation, is a non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems and software configurations on computers as well as virtual machines and chroot environments, from small networks to...

    Open Source Linux

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    PontusVision

    PontusVision is a core services automation tool that covers design, configuration management, deployment, and management of apps. It focuses on low latency environments, but can be used to manage any IT system. Its unique selling...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux OpenSolaris

  • Tstconfig

    Tstconfig is a system administration tool that tests (a large number of) configuration files automatically. Mainly intended for security, it can be used to test any configuration file on a Linux system. The distribution includes...

    Free Linux

  • Rdist

    MagniComp RDist is an open source program to maintain identical copies of files over multiple hosts. It preserves the owner, group, mode, and mtime of files and can update programs that are executing.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Propellor

    Propellor is a configuration management system using Haskell and Git. Each system has a list of properties, which Propellor ensures are satisfied. Linux and FreeBSD are supported.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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