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"One of the most valuable features is that it offers the ability to create a VPC, Virtual Private Cloud and VPN connectivity to the VPC can be automated without having to do it manually.""One of the most valuable features is that it offers the ability to create a VPC, Virtual Private Cloud and VPN connectivity to the VPC can be automated without having to do it manually.""The most valuable feature is the support for different platforms like cloud, datacenters, VCS, databases, various storage types, and Kubernetes.""I like the function that shows me a preview of what is happening in the infrastructure.""The state backend, automated describe functionality, modular structures, and variablization using templates are most valuable.""The ARM template is very easy to work with, which is a big help to us.""This solution is a fast and secure way to provision infrastructure.""The solution allows us to work faster with ease and to set up new environments and workspaces."

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"Technical support has been good.""It cuts down significantly on the administrative time it takes to patch systems in a large environment.""Fixing is the most valuable. When you deal with a lot of hardware and software and you have a lot of packages, fixing is a bit difficult. You need to track and pull up all such things, but Satellite makes this task easy. We have branches in other locations, and I can manage other branches by using Satellite Capsule, which is a great feature.""Satellite gives administrators the ability to target deployments and only send out the updates or provision updates to certain groups.""Patch management is, for sure, most valuable. For license management and patch management, I would rate it a 10 out of 10."

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"If you are copying something from a well running machine to a remote machine, there are some issues with the current version, but it is acceptable.""They have added a feature that helps us to import existing resources to our workspace, but if they can help us to create the code for the import, as well, then it would be a great addition.""The state locking functionality can be improved. In certain situations, we have to force-unlock the state, which sometimes does not work. When that happens, we have to manually go to the state backend and remove that particular state, which is kind of a cumbersome process. It should also have more functions, more expressions, and support for more products.""This solution could be improved by adding features such as CDM to accelerate the access of data by the users.""I still struggle a bit when configuring VPNs when we have multiple rules. If we have five or six virtual private clouds and we have to give rights between those multiple VPCs, we can have big problems. I think it was a learning curve and then we improved it.""On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven; strictly because I was uncomfortable using the ARM template earlier. After another six months, I am sure I will give it a rating of 10, but at this point in time in my experience, I say seven, but not because of the tool itself.""I would like to see a short-term option for a short-term plan."

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"It has not been significantly updated in a while.""It should basically include a complete slew of system management and monitoring tools such as Nagios. It should be a single pane of glass that gives us a complete solution. It is a good solution, but it is missing a few important things. We're using Capsule for DMVs on other secured zones. Capsule is a part of Satellite to be a proxy of sorts.""It wasn't easy in the beginning, and some effort was required to work it out. I already had the product documentation, but it was not well organized. It wasn't easy to follow. There were a lot of documents here and there.""There needs to be some margin for improvement in terms of the way Satellite manages subscriptions. It is still very confusing when we have different contracts or different bundles of subscriptions, and we need to manage those within Satellite in a way that's very user-friendly.""The product could have more diversity in what it is able to deploy and might do better if it was not dedicated to Red Hat products only."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The setup for Terraform is quite easy and currently, we are using their community version along with Jenkins."
  • "They have given it to us at a monthly cost, but it is on a yearly basis."
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  • "The licensing depends on the number of servers."
  • "The cost for a larger enterprise is probably almost always a boon."
  • "Its price is good. They call it subscription, not license, and it is on a yearly basis. There is only one subscription, and that's it."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The state backend, automated describe functionality, modular structures, and variablization using templates are most valuable.
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    They have given it to us at a monthly cost, but it is on a yearly basis.
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    The state locking functionality can be improved. In certain situations, we have to force-unlock the state, which sometimes does not work. When that happens, we have to manually go to the state backend… more »
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    Red Hat Satellite has proven to be a worthwhile investment for me. Both its patch management and license management have been outstanding. If you have a large environment, patching systems is much… more »
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    The pricing was reviewed about three years ago. We like the pricing setup as it scales up and down easily, as we are charged by the number of med notes. The pricing is fair. We simply have to pay for… more »
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    Overview

    HashiCorp was founded by Mitchell Hashimoto and Armon Dadgar in 2012 with the goal of revolutionizing datacenter management: application development, delivery, and maintenance.
    The datacenter of today is very different than the datacenter of yesterday, and we think the datacenter of tomorrow is just around the corner. We're writing software to take you all the way from yesterday to today, and then safely to tomorrow and beyond.
    Physical, virtual, containers. Private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. Windows, Linux, Mac. These are just some of the choices faced when architecting a datacenter of today. And the choice is not one or the other; instead, it is often a combination of many of these.
    HashiCorp builds tools to ease these decisions by presenting solutions that span the gaps. Our tools manage both physical machines and virtual machines, Windows, and Linux, SaaS and IaaS, etc. And we're committed to supporting next-generation technologies, as well.
    HashiCorp was founded and continues to be run by the primary authors of all our core technologies powering thousands of companies worldwide. We speak at conferences and write books related to application and infrastructure management.
    All our foundational technologies are open source and developed openly, and have been since 2010.
    The Tao of HashiCorp is the foundation that guides our vision, roadmap, and product design. As you evaluate using or contributing to HashiCorp's products, it may be valuable to understand the motivations and intentions for our work. Learn more about the Tao of HashiCorp here: https://www.hashicorp.com/tao-of-hashicorp

    Red Hat Satellite is a system management solution that makes Red Hat infrastructure easier to deploy, scale, and manage across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This management tool helps users provision, configure, and update systems to keep them running efficiently, securely, and in compliance with various standards. By automating most system maintenance tasks, Red Hat Satellite helps organizations increase efficiency, reduce operational costs, and enable IT to better respond to strategic business needs.

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    HashiCorp Terraform is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 7 reviews while Red Hat Satellite is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 5 reviews. HashiCorp Terraform is rated 8.8, while Red Hat Satellite is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of HashiCorp Terraform writes "Creating a VPC and VPN connectivity to the VPC can be automated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Satellite writes "A good product for managing patches and updates that could be more robust and up-to-date". HashiCorp Terraform is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, SaltStack, BMC TrueSight Server Automation, Spring Cloud and Quali CloudShell Pro, whereas Red Hat Satellite is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix, SUSE Manager and AWS Systems Manager. See our HashiCorp Terraform vs. Red Hat Satellite report.

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