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    Overview

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

    Ensure compliance
    Define the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies.

    Automate
    Automatically roll out updates and changes to every node in your infrastructure, whether you have 50 or 50,000 nodes.

    Everywhere
    CFEngine uses autonomous agents which run on every node of your infrastructure, implementing your desired state and reporting back continuously.

    Anywhere
    CFEngine runs on the smallest embedded devices, on servers, in the cloud, and on mainframes, easily handling tens of thousands of nodes.

    Ansible is the simplest way to deploy your applications. It gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system.
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    Sample Customers
    Chevron, Deutsche Telekom, LinkedIn, US Navy, Samsung, Panasonic, DHL, Pfizer
    HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Educational Organization9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government11%
    Legal Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government8%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    CFEngine Enterprise is ranked 22nd in Configuration Management while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is ranked 2nd in Configuration Management with 5 reviews. CFEngine Enterprise is rated 0.0, while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform writes "Enables us to efficiently manage an almost unlimited number of nodes". CFEngine Enterprise is most compared with SaltStack, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix, AWS CloudFormation and HashiCorp Terraform, whereas Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), BigFix and Microsoft Azure DevOps.

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