Ansible from RedHat has steadily gained market share since its introduction and has now surpassed its two main rivals. Will Ansible push Chef and Puppet out of the open-source configuration management tool market?
From a feature and cost perspective, all three products are relatively comparable, but Ansible has the edge when it comes to ease of use, and that may be a big part of why its adoption has grown so quickly.
It is important to note that the ongoing and rapid evolution of DevOps practices will no doubt mean that individual tools will come and go over time (much like programming languages which have, for decades, suffered from flavor-of-the-month-syndrome). It’s not inconceivable that all three tools will have fallen by the wayside in a few years as:
The early adopters of Configuration Management tools will reap great rewards for their courage; however, they are also most likely to be stung by the to-and-fro of toolset popularity.
DevOps practices will increasingly become the norm for cloud-based applications; expect a frothy market when it comes to tool sets, many of which will rise and then fall in popularity in this fast-evolving space. Select your tools carefully but also be prepared to migrate at strategic points, when some of today’s popular choices fall out of fashion.
Brief overviews of DevOps and configuration management tools:
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Custom application development is a strategic differentiator in the digital economy. Organizations need to make good decisions on how to insource or outsource that development or they risk bad software … and worse results.
The concept of building a software factory has increased in popularity with the drive to build digital platforms, products, and services. It is also a major transformation from traditional, hands-on-keyboards software development practices in and of itself. Before you build your software factory make sure you have a firm foundation for success!
The Morpheus cloud management platform (CMP) has moved beyond its original focus on DevOps automation and self-service. Morpheus provides a management control plane to enable users to deploy workloads anywhere. Such a control plane is the way of the future for managing complex enterprise technology stacks.
COVID-19 has forced software companies and their suppliers to refocus efforts around prioritizing systems and workflows that are nearly 100% digital in nature. As a result, Info-Tech has observed the quick emergence of six market themes that are highly relevant post COVID-19. This note series will profile key vendors and how they fit into the post-COVID-19 world.
COVID-19 has forced software companies and their suppliers to refocus efforts around prioritizing systems and workflows that are nearly 100% digital in nature. As a result, Info-Tech has observed the quick emergence of six market themes that are highly relevant after COVID-19. This note series will profile key vendors and how they fit into the post-COVID-19 world.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
Is it true that everything that can go wrong will go wrong? Don’t bet on it to not.
Test data management tools offer you the ability to provision, mask, and govern the access and use of your test data, alleviating these manual, laborious and error-prone tasks from your testing, operations, and DBA teams.
While Microsoft is not a prominent player in the RPA space now with its Power Automate solution, compared to Blue Prism, UiPath, and Automate Anywhere, its latest acquisition of Softomotive, maker of WinAutomation, demonstrates Microsoft’s dedication to mature and expand its RPA offerings.