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We performed a comparison between Octopus Deploy and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Release Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Octopus Deploy vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The UI is very intuitive.""The rollback feature has been most valuable. We can write scripts from scratch. Octopus maintains an independent package for every deployment.""Deployment is valuable. It deploys well."

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"Being a game-changer in configuration management software is what has made Ansible so popular and widespread. Much of IT is based on SSH direct connectivity with a need for running infrastructure in an agentless way, and that has been a big plus. SSH has become a great security standard for managing servers. The whole thing has really become an out-of-the-box solution for managing a Unix estate.""I like the inventory management. It's a very nice, simple, concise way to keep all that data together. And the API allows us to use it even for things that are not Ansible.""Role-based access control and agentless architecture are the main features which may attract users.""It increases our company's efficiency, automating all the simple tasks which used to take hours of somebody's time.""Having the Dashboard from an admin point of view, and seeing how all the projects and all the jobs lay out, is helpful.""Ansible provides great reliability when coupled with a versioning system (git). It helps providing predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production.""When you have an enterprise-level number of network devices, the ability to quickly push out security updates to thousands of devices is the biggest thing""There are so many models that I don't have to create one."

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"You've got to jump through a few hoops to get some things configured, but if set up, you can do so many different things in it. So, there is complexity.""There could be scope for more integration with other platforms.""This solution could be improved by making it easier to divide variables in YAML file or JSON files."

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"It would be good to make the solution more user-friendly,""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.""Additional features could be added.""There needs to be improvement in the orchestration.""Performance has been an issue on larger environments, but it has gotten a lot better over the past two years.""It can use some more credential types. I've found that when I go looking for a certain credential type, such as private keys, they're not really there.""The scalability of the solution has some shortcomings.""For a couple of the API integrations, there has been a lack of documentation."

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  • "I don't know the exact cost, but it's not exorbitant. It may be a couple of thousand dollars a year or something like that. I'm not sure, but it's reasonable. We get value for money out of it."
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  • "Like many Red Hat products, they have a no-cost version of the web application (AWX, formerly Ansible Tower), but you are on your own to install and it is a little more complicated than just installing Ansible."
  • "The cost is high, but it still works well."
  • "We went with product because we have a subscription for Red Hat."
  • "Ansible Tower is free. Until they lower the cost, we are holding off on purchasing the product."
  • "Red Hat's open source approach was a factor when choosing Ansible, since the solution is free as of right now."
  • "You don't need to buy agents on servers or deploy expense management when using the solution, which affected our decision to go with it."
  • "The cost is determined by the number of endpoints."
  • "We're charged between $8 to $13 a month per license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Deployment is valuable. It deploys well.
    Top Answer:You've got to jump through a few hoops to get some things configured, but if set up, you can do so many different things in it. So, there is complexity.
    Top Answer:We're a DevOps team., and its use case is deployment. That's the only thing it does. Our version is relatively recent.
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the solution are automation and patching.
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    Octopus Deploy is the most popular deployment automation tool in the world. Our software is used by teams to deploy .NET, Java, Node, and database applications, to hundreds and thousands of servers in the cloud and on-premises.

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a powerful network automation solution that allows organizations to handle every aspect of their application launch process within a single product. It enables users to share their automations so that teams within an organization can collaborate on various projects with ease. Ansible Automation Platform is designed to be used by all employees involved in the network automation process.

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform include:

    • Maximum benefit for reduced overhead. Ansible Automation Platform is an all-in-one solution that can enable users to do the jobs of multiple products with one. Users do not need to purchase multiple products to handle their network automation and application development needs. It is equipped with prefabricated content from more than one hundred companies that are partnered with it.

    • Scalable. Ansible Automation Platform is a highly scalable solution. It can easily be scaled up so that automations can be extended across the various devices that make up an organization’s network.

    • Flexibility. Ansible Automation Platform is highly flexible. It enables users to tackle any and all automation-related tasks.

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Features

    • Automation analytics. Ansible Automation Platform comes equipped with an automation analytics feature. This feature enables organizations to measure the effects of their automations and plan how they are going to implement automations moving forward. It makes it easy for administrators to spot anomalies in their automations and resolve them before they can escalate and become major issues.

    • Integration suite. Ansible Automation Platform gives organizations access to a wide variety of integrations that enable them to connect to Ansible’s partners. Now users can augment their capabilities without needing to purchase additional solutions that will enable them to run features that are not normally a part of Ansible’s array of tools. The Ansible environment is built to handle the wide variety of integrations that their partners offer. In order to accomplish this it includes the APIs that users need in order to fully benefit from the integrations. 

    • Centralized interface. Ansible Automation Platform comes with a centralized GUI interface that enables users to manage all of their network automation and application creation activities from a single location. Businesses can guarantee that their operations are going to be handled efficiently and according to a single standard. The management process is greatly simplified. All of the tools that users need are located in one place.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a highly effective solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its automation manager and its comprehensive centralized GUI-based management interface.

    MD J., a solution architect at STBL, says, “The automation manager is very good and makes things easier for customers with multi-cloud platforms.”

    Aankit G., a Consultant at Pi DATACENTERS, writes, “We like the GUI-based interface for the tower. Before, we only had a command-line interface to run all the Ansible tasks. Now, the Ansible tower provides the complete GUI functionality to run, manage, and create the templates and the Ansible jobs. This includes the code and YAML file we can create. The GUI interface is the added advantage of this solution, including some integration with the different plugins.”

    Sample Customers
    Microsoft, NASA, Cisco, Domain, HP, Symantec, 3M, Philips
    HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
    Top Industries
    Educational Organization33%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Educational Organization25%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Company Size
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise40%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    Octopus Deploy vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
    May 2024
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    Octopus Deploy is ranked 8th in Release Automation with 3 reviews while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is ranked 3rd in Release Automation with 59 reviews. Octopus Deploy is rated 8.0, while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Octopus Deploy writes "Easy to set up with intuitive UI and good reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform writes "Its agentless, making the deployment fast and easy". Octopus Deploy is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, UrbanCode Deploy, GitLab, AWS CodeDeploy and Spinnaker, whereas Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is most compared with Red Hat Satellite, Microsoft Configuration Manager, VMware Aria Automation, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Microsoft Intune. See our Octopus Deploy vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform report.

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