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    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

    SSH
  • 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

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    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

  • Chef icon

    Chef

    Chef is an open source systems integration framework built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure. You write source code to describe how you want each part of your infrastructure to be built...

    Open Source Mac Windows 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

    SSH
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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

  • 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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    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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    PSSH

    PSSH, Parallel SSH Tools, provides parallel versions of OpenSSH and related tools. Included in the distribution: * Parallel ssh (pssh) * Parallel scp (pscp) * Parallel rsync (prsync) * Parallel nuke (pnuke) ...

    Open Source Linux

    SSH
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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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    Mina

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

    Open Source Linux

    SSH
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  • 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

  • pconsole

    pconsole is a administrative tool for working with clusters of machines. pconsole allows you to connect to each node of your cluster simultaneously, and you can type your administrative commands in a specialized window that...

    Free Mac Linux

    SSH
  • 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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