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The main difference between Puppet and Ansible is that Puppet is built for complexity, scale, and long-term deployment, while many use Ansible for smaller, simpler deployments. Additionally, Puppet uses desired state automation – Ansible is built to be task-based, and can only be used declaratively with more effort.
Read on and get the solution brief for more information on Puppet vs. Ansible for use cases like continuous compliance.
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The flexibility and free availability of task-based automation makes it a tempting option. Ansible playbooks or Puppet plans can orchestrate tasks for a wide variety of on-premises and cloud infrastructure operations.
However, maintaining desired state in heterogeneous operating systems and middleware environments with thousands of systems can quickly become tedious and complex. Operators end up expending more effort maintaining automation tools rather than system state – with no significant savings.
With Puppet, just a few lines of desired state code can do the work of tens or even hundreds of lines of playbook commands and logic. Puppet is designed to keep systems in desired state, reliably and securely, without any additional effort. That means your security teams, as well as auditors, clearly see configuration policies and how they’re enforced.
While Ansible’s task automation alone can be valuable, when it comes to enforcing continuous compliance at scale and staying audit ready, desired state automation is the way to go. Check out the Puppet vs. Ansible comparison below, and download our solution brief to learn more.