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SaltStack is #6 ranked solution in top Network Automation tools and #12 ranked solution in top Configuration Management tools. PeerSpot users give SaltStack an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. SaltStack is most commonly compared to VMware Aria Automation: SaltStack vs VMware Aria Automation. SaltStack is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 69% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 21% of all views.
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What is SaltStack?

SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

SaltStack Customers

IBM Cloud

TD Bank

ScotiaBank

LinkedIn

eBay

Liberty Mutual

Target

Hyatt

Cyxtera

NetApp

Facebook

Lyft

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What users are saying about SaltStack pricing:
"The pricing for this solution is roughly 20% lower than the competitive products in the market."

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Kush Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
VP Sales Head at Hexaware Technologies
Real User
Top 5
Orchestration tool that powers automation of processes with the click of a button
Pros and Cons
  • "The automation functionality has been most valuable. With a click of a button, we are able to automate provisioning, the build of new hardware and apply patches. These are all extremely important and differentiated tasks that can be automated in SaltStack."
  • "This solution could be integrated with more hardware for an improved offering."

What is our primary use case?

We have used it for infrastructure management between our hybrid cloud, provisioning and patching, using automation.

What is most valuable?

The automation functionality has been most valuable. With a click of a button, we are able to automate provisioning, the build of new hardware and apply patches. These are all extremely important and differentiated tasks that can be automated in SaltStack. 

The solution is very easy to code and to set up. It works on a YAML language which is very simple and does not require someone with programming experience to start using it. 

What needs improvement?

This solution could be integrated with more hardware for an improved offering. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this solution for five years. 

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is easy to scale.

How are customer service and support?

The support from the customer service team is good. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing for this solution is roughly 20% lower than the competitive products in the market.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise those considering this solution to ensure they have the necessary in-house talent or access to an external vendor who knows this solution well. It is not a widely used technology so it is important to ensure you can support it. 

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Updated: September 2022
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Download our free Configuration Management Report and find out what your peers are saying about SaltStack, Red Hat, Microsoft, and more!