Alternatives to Chef for all platforms with any license

  • Ansible

    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Python

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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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.

    Free Open Source 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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    • Simple easy to use. Make DSC simple to deploy. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

    Free Open Source 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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Linux BSD

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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...

    Free Open Source Linux Web Self-Hosted

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  • Cfengine

    CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Mina

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 OS X Windows Linux Web

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