Chef and Puppet

Key Considerations when Comparing Chef vs. Puppet

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Chef Is More Than a Configuration Management Tool

Chef and Puppet are both pioneers in the DevOps movement offering popular enterprise-grade configuration automation tools. When evaluating which one is right for you, you should understand how Chef’s mission has evolved. Chef’s mission is to help IT Operators achieve more – from enabling continuous security and compliance to automating application delivery. Chef focuses on helping organizations to become fast and efficient and stay ahead of the competition by automating delivery and management of the entire IT stack.

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Check Your Puppet Systems for Security and Compliance with Chef InSpec

Chef InSpec is extremely effective at inspecting a system, including identifying vulnerabilities and out-of-compliance versions of software. Chef InSpec validates your deployed configuration across applications and infrastructure. Many organizations that use Puppet also use Chef InSpec to shift compliance left and maintain a complete view of compliance status across the estate.

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Why Chef

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Compliance Automation

With Chef’s unique compliance-as-code approach, policy is executed automatically and repeatedly, shifting security from an independent event to an integrated continuous practice.

 

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Enterprise Content

Chef provides access to 400+ out-of-the-box profiles based on CIS and DISA STIG with more content being created every month. 

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Application Delivery Automation

Chef’s unique approach to creating technology agnostic and portable application delivery automation makes delivering, updating, and patching applications easier than ever. 

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Reporting and Dashboards

Chef Automate provides a rich dashboard that monitors your on-premises, cloud, and container workloads to enforce desired state and compliance. 

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Runs everywhere

Chef delivers automation and compliance across a wide range of infrastructure environments, whether on-premises, at the edge, or in the cloud. Chef is the only vendor certified across all three major public clouds – AWS, Azure, and GCP. 

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Ease of Use

You can ramp fast using the latest Chef Infra Client 16 YAML recipe support and attack complex scenarios as your confidence with Chef grows.

Rakuten

“We identified automation was required, and that was the first part of a global operations initiative…we settled on Chef. The open source community around Chef is just phenomenal.”

Graham Weldon
Technical Coordinator and Vision Lead, Rakuten

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