Terraform Vs Ansible

Available Tools

  • Terraform
  • CloudFormation
  • Ansible
  • SaltStack
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Other Tools

Configuration Management Vs Infrastructure Orchestration

  • Ansible,chef,Puppet are configuration mgmt Tool which is designed for install and manage software/Application on existing server.
  • Terraform , Cloud Formation are infrastructure orchestration tools which are designed for provisioning the server and infrastructure .
  • Configuration mgmt tool can do infrastructure provisioning but they designed to have configuration management

Difference Between Terraform and other tools

Terraform (Infrastructure Provisioning Tool)

  • Infrastructure as a code
  • Terraform can automate any cloud Provider
  • AWS,AZURE,GCP,Digital Ocean

Ansible,chef ,puppet have focusing automating installation and configuration of software

  • Maintain system in compliance in certain mode
  • Deploy Application
  • Install/Update Software & Dependencies

How to Choose Tool?

  • Infrastructure vendor
  • How longer Need Infra
  • Multi-Cloud/Hybrid Cloud
  • Configuration Mgmt. Tool integration
  • Price and Support