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Puppet Comply Find and prevent compliance failures
Compliance Enforcement Modules Remediate to stay in compliance
Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise Build, test, and deploy infrastructure as code faster and easier
Content & Modules Pre-built scripts to automate common tasks
CentOS EOL Here’s how to secure your CentOS infrastructure – even after EOL.
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A few lines of code and clean configuration vs. hours of effort, headaches, and hundreds of lines of code. Choose wisely.
Whether you begin your infrastructure automation journey with Puppet or start building with another tool, there’s no replacement for scalability. With unmatched visibility, resilience, and repeatability built in, Puppet is the only infrastructure automation solution truly built to provide value at enterprise scale.
Puppet is built from the ground up with a focus on scalability. Our infrastructure automation solutions are designed to support the infrastructure you need today and what you want it to look like in the future. Our customers use Puppet to build and maintain complex infrastructure that can support growing teams, keep up with your organization’s goals, and ensure resilience across platforms (cloud included).
Desired State Automation: Just a few lines of Puppet code can do the work of tens or even hundreds of lines of playbook commands and logic. It will apply all resources that aren’t dependent, regardless of failures in another resource.
Reporting: Puppet makes it possible to understand dependencies and overall state structure. PuppetDB also provides an unmatched inventory of metadata about every node in your infrastructure and makes every single managed resource searchable. It also integrates into monitoring tools like Splunk.
Visibility: Impact Analysis (available in Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise) shows you how new Puppet code will impact your Puppet-managed infrastructure before you actually merge the new code. It’s pre-access catalog and state visibility no other tool can do, including Ansible.
Consistency: Puppet’s reusable blocks of infrastructure as code (IaC) can apply policies at scale across complex IT environments.
Ansible has earned its reputation for being a turnkey tool for provisioning infrastructure. Like Puppet, it’s also an open-source automation and configuration management tool, which is why many new or growing IT teams turn to Ansible to build their infrastructure. But teams using Ansible often find that just when they start to see the benefits of IT automation, they run into common issues:
Ansible’s task-based automation makes it hard for teams to understand, troubleshoot, or update.
Ansible automation can technically be written declaratively, but it takes a significant amount of effort. It also can’t discern dependencies in tasks – so if one task fails, they all fail.
Ansible Tower provides a graphical user interface to schedule and run jobs, but without reporting and historical auditing capabilities.
The number of scripts required leads to errors and conflicting commands, especially at scale.
Conflicts between scripts and playbooks generate app instability.
Puppet is powerful, scalable, and designed for the future of your infrastructure. Stack us up next to the competition and the differences are clear.
Declarative/desired state – tell Puppet what you want, and Puppet will figure out how to get there
Procedural/task-based – can be written declaratively with more effort
GUI in Puppet Enterprise with visibility to events & config details
Basic GUI in Ansible Automation Controller (formerly Ansible Tower)
Built to scale with your automation needs
Quick setup, but complex at scale
A bustling dev community and thousands of modules on the Forge (including many supported by Puppet)
Global meetups, large community, supported Content Collections
Automate 10 nodes for free as long as you want
60-day limited trial
Designed to scale for enterprise automation
More nodes, more problems
Requires Puppet DSL
YAML and Jinja files
AWS, Azure, GCP + more
Maybe you inherited Ansible from a previous team. Maybe you got it included with IBM Power®. Or maybe you just wanted to start building your infrastructure with Ansible instead of Puppet. In any case, we get it: You need to find a way to use multiple tools for your infrastructure automation and configuration management. The dirty secret is that you’re not alone.
Tons of infrastructure is built using a set of competing tools, including Puppet and Ansible. It’s not uncommon for an organization’s IT to be built on one platform and transition to another tool – or supplement it with a more powerful solution – when they outgrow the solution they started with.
Find out firsthand why Puppet outpaces the competition for automation. Schedule a demo to see how Puppet can make your organization’s IT a snap.