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  • "The main thing that we noticed when we switched from the enterprise version to the community version was the difference in cost — the infrastructure is pretty expensive."
  • "Depending on the size of the organization there is a point when the price of Puppet Enterprise should be lower. However, they provide really good functionality, features, and capabilities."
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    Top Answer:Anything that we manage through Puppet always runs perfectly.
    Top Answer:Puppet was a good product; we used it when we had 200 VMs. When we tried to add Windows servers to it, that's when we realized the price nearly doubled for us because we also have around 200 Windows… more »
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    Overview

    Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

    Network compliance
    Network automation
    Configuration backup
    Vulnerability assessment
    Network Insight for Cisco and Palo Alto
    Integration with Network Performance Monitor

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    Sample Customers
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, Citrix
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Configuration Management
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Red Hat, Quest Software and others in Configuration Management. Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Puppet Enterprise is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor is ranked 31st in Configuration Management. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "A set-it-and-forget-it management solution". On the other hand, Puppet Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix and AWS Systems Manager, whereas SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor is most compared with HashiCorp Terraform.

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