Nolio Release Automation vs Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Nolio Release Automation
Ranking in Release Automation
11th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
50
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Red Hat Ansible Automation ...
Ranking in Release Automation
3rd
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
65
Ranking in other categories
Configuration Management (1st), Network Automation (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Release Automation category, the mindshare of Nolio Release Automation is 1.7%, up from 0.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is 4.2%, down from 5.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Release Automation
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Configuration Management
18.1%
Network Automation
15.8%
 

Featured Reviews

Akhilesh B N - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 10, 2023
Enables one-touch application deployment across various environments
Nolio is a very good tool. It's highly effective for deployment tasks and even supports one-touch deployment across various environments. When you design a process template, it can be reused across different scenarios. It's particularly valuable for database management and web applications. In comparison to Microsoft Kubernetes and other operations, database deployment can become complex, whereas Nolio is a very nice tool in the deployment arena. Overall, I would rate the solution an eight out of ten because I don't know all the hidden features. Once I gain a comprehensive understanding of these features, I might be able to give a more definitive rating. Initially, when I started learning about Nolio, I found it somewhat challenging. However, over time, I discovered that it's a valuable and well-designed tool.
SS
May 2, 2024
Helps with patching and keeping everything compliant
We use it for the bot. It helps to keep tracking all the automation processes that are ongoing in your ecosystem It helps with patching and keeping everything compliant. Automation tracking is the most valuable feature.  The SSM connection access needs improvement because right now, they do…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"One standout aspect is its architecture. We can configure multiple instances on a single server using different system names or usernames."
"The CA Application Insight feature is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"The graphical view of when you're writing flow is the most valuable feature."
"The most valuable features of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform are the agentless platform and writing the code is simple using the Yaml computer language."
"Some colleagues and other companies use it and comment that it is easy to use, easy to understand, and offers good features."
"The ease of being able to use the modules and collections to define what our business processes are is valuable. We are able to give non-technical people the ability to look at a process and say, "We need a step here. Someone do something and put it right here.""
"The easy-to-read syntax for YAML files and the interoperability between modules are valuable."
"On the network side, I already have a lot of our firewall related processes automated. If it's not automated all the way from the ticket system, our network team members, our tier-one guys in India, can just go into the Tower web interface and fill in a couple of survey questions."
"The solution is very simple to use."
"Managing our inventory is a big pain point. Right now, we have Satellite, but we can tie it in with Satellite, so we can actually manage things and automate the entire deployment stack, instead of trying to grab things from tickets, then generating Kickstart, and using that to get things in Satellite. That doesn't work well. We can do the whole deployment stack using the inventory share between Tower and Satellite."
"There are so many models that I don't have to create one."
 

Cons

"In the next release, I would like to see more features to use active directory. And more rules to support more Python scripts and to work with Kubernetes and clouds, to have an easy solution for a lot of parameters."
"The configuration of the solution is a bit difficult to maneuver. They should work to make it easier."
"A concern with CA Release Automation is that Automic was acquired by CA recently. We're a bit concerned that CA strategy is going with Automic, that CA Release Automation is dead. They are not investing in it too much... They do say, that in the next two or three years we don't need to worry. They will still provide support for CA Release Automation. But we're not sure how CA Release Automation will evolve."
"It could use better integration with development tools."
"When I started using Nolio around eight months ago, a challenge was the lack of relevant information and related support for learning."
"We are very satisfied with what we have. From a management point of view, whatever makes it easier for my team to help customers write their own playbooks would be something very beneficial. Everything is going as a service. Creating playbooks can become much more consumer-oriented so that customers do not need to contact us to write their own playbooks."
"There are some options not available in the community edition of the solution."
"Additional features could be added."
"There needs to be improvement in the orchestration."
"The documentation for the installation step of deployment, OpenStack, etc., and these things have to be a bit more detailed."
"The scalability of the solution has some shortcomings."
"In Community, there's a lot of effort towards testing, standardizing, and testing for module development to role development, which is why Molecule is now becoming real. Same thing with Zuul, which we are starting to implement. Zulu tests out modules from third-party sources, like ourselves, and verifies that the modules work before they are committed to the code. Currently, Ansible can't do this with all the modules out there."
"It would be helpful to have templates for common configurations. It would make it much easier and faster rather than creating a whole script. The templates would decrease the learning curve as well."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Nolio is a pretty much good tool, though its pricing is relatively high in the market. It's more expensive than other tools."
"The cost is high, but it still works well."
"If you only need to use Ansible, it's free for any end-user, but when you require Ansible Tower, you need to pay per Ansible Tower server."
"The pricing is pretty standard."
"It is a little pricey but it is affordable. It is not that bad."
"I am using the community edition of the solution which is free."
"The cost is determined by the number of endpoints."
"Customers need to pay yearly for the license."
"We use the open-source version of the solution."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
60%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Hospitality Company
3%
Computer Software Company
3%
Educational Organization
27%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Nolio Release Automation?
One standout aspect is its architecture. We can configure multiple instances on a single server using different system names or usernames.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Nolio Release Automation?
Nolio is a pretty much good tool, though its pricing is relatively high in the market. It's more expensive than other tools. The pricing could be cheaper. In our organization, we've been using it f...
What needs improvement with Nolio Release Automation?
When I started using Nolio around eight months ago, a challenge was the lack of relevant information and related support for learning. There's also not many instructional materials and videos on pl...
What is the difference between Red Hat Satellite and Ansible?
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 ...
How does Ansible compare to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM)?
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager takes knowledge and research to properly configure. The length of time that the set up will take depends on the kind of technical architecture that your org...
What do you like most about Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform?
The most valuable features of the solution are automation and patching.
 

Also Known As

CA Release Automation
Ansible
 

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Sample Customers

CA Release Automation customers include Citrix, NIIT Technologies, ING Bank, Molina Healthcare, Swisscom, Bupa and Tesco. Read case studies from customers who are igniting and advancing their continuous delivery journey with CA Release Automation.
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
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