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Pros
"Stable and scalable configuration management and automation tool. Installing it is easy. Its most valuable feature is its compliance, e.g. it's very good."

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"The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues.""Stable solution that's good for automating the CI/CD pipeline: from development to production.""The most valuable functionality is the ability to define the deployment process, schedule the deployment and automatically execute the deployments to different environments."

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Cons
"Support and pricing for Chef could be improved."

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"I would like to see more reporting for container architecture.""The technical support of the solution could definitely be improved as PMRs take long to resolve.""The scalability of this application needs improvement. Changes and variations in the application become bottlenecks as they need to be more seamless and comfortable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing for Chef is high."
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  • "Considering COVID-19, the price is too high."
  • "The cost of the solution is high but it offers great ROI."
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    Top Answer:Stable and scalable configuration management and automation tool. Installing it is easy. Its most valuable feature is its compliance, e.g. it's very good.
    Top Answer:Pricing for Chef can be relatively high for some customers but, if we consider the benefits it provides, we can say that it is a reasonable price. . Customers need to pay for the license of the tool… more »
    Top Answer:Support and pricing for Chef could be improved.
    Top Answer:The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues.
    Top Answer:I would like to see more reporting for container architecture.
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    9th
    out of 32 in Release Automation
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    1
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    531
    Rating
    7.0
    5th
    out of 32 in Release Automation
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    4,943
    Comparisons
    3,595
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    3
    Average Words per Review
    365
    Rating
    8.7
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    Overview

    Chef, is the leader in DevOps, driving collaboration through code to automate infrastructure, security, compliance and applications. Chef provides a single path to production making it faster and safer to add value to applications and meet the demands of the customer. Deployed broadly in production by the Global 5000 and used by more than half of the Fortune 500, Chef develops 100 percent of its software as open source under the Apache 2.0 license with no restrictions on its use. Chef Enterprise Automation Stack™, a commercial distribution, is developed solely from that open source code and unifies security, compliance, infrastructure and application automation with observability. Chef provides an unequaled developer experience for the Coded Enterprise by enabling users to express infrastructure, security policies and the application lifecycle as code, modernizing development, packaging and delivery of any application to any platform. For more information, visit http://chef.io and follow @chef.

    IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configuration, and database changes into development, test, and production environments—local, dedicated or shared cloud environments—accelerating time to market and reducing cost by shrinking manual efforts from days to minutes with automation, while reducing risk by cutting deployment errors by up to 90 percent.

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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Optum, Barclays, IGN, General Motors, Scholastic, Riot Games, NCR, Gap
    As policy, IBM does not release customer names on non-IBM web sites.  However, public DevOps and UrbanCode Deploy case studies can be found here. IBM's UrbanCode Deploy customers span Small-Medium Businesses to Fortune 500 companies across all industries worldwide.
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Non Tech Company14%
    Legal Firm14%
    Retailer14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
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    Financial Services Firm35%
    Insurance Company20%
    Healthcare Company15%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Insurance Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Chef is ranked 9th in Release Automation with 1 review while UrbanCode Deploy is ranked 5th in Release Automation with 3 reviews. Chef is rated 7.0, while UrbanCode Deploy is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Chef writes "Easy to install configuration management and automation tool with a good compliance feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of UrbanCode Deploy writes "Stable solution which automates the CI/CD pipeline, but its scalability needs some improvement". Chef is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Jenkins, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Digital.ai Deploy, whereas UrbanCode Deploy is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Azure DevOps, GitLab, Nolio Release Automation and Puppet Enterprise.

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