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    Top Answer:The automation functionality has been most valuable. With a click of a button, we are able to automate provisioning, the build of new hardware and apply patches. These are all extremely important and… more »
    Top Answer:This solution could be integrated with more hardware for an improved offering.
    Top Answer:We have used it for infrastructure management between our hybrid cloud, provisioning and patching, using automation.
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    24th
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    494
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    5,755
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    3,803
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    8.0
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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.

    SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

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    Sample Customers
    Chevron, Deutsche Telekom, LinkedIn, US Navy, Samsung, Panasonic, DHL, Pfizer
    IBM CloudTD BankScotiaBankLinkedIneBayLiberty MutualTargetHyattCyxteraNetAppFacebookLyft
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government10%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company55%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Cloud Provider9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    CFEngine Enterprise is ranked 24th in Configuration Management while SaltStack is ranked 15th in Configuration Management with 1 review. CFEngine Enterprise is rated 0.0, while SaltStack is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Orchestration tool that powers automation of processes with the click of a button". CFEngine Enterprise is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Chef, HashiCorp Terraform and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and HashiCorp Terraform.

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