Comparing Multi-step Scripting with Drag & Drop Deployments
When it comes to deploying changes throughout your enterprise-scale, AIX, Linux and Windows application environment, there is Scripting-Centric “Automation”…and there is Intelligent Workflow Automation. Puppet, Chef and Orca are all used to maintain desired state and deploy routine configuration changes. But how they manage configurations and deploy those changes is very different. Puppet and Chef use scripting-centric automation while Orca delivers Intelligent (or scripting-free) Workflow Automation.
Rather than listing features and benefits of each approach, use this table to compare the user experience of Scripting-centric Workflow Automation vs. Intelligent Workflow Automation.
See Intelligent Workflow Automation in Action
Video example: Configuring a new web application and database in mere moments using intelligent workflow automation
Video example: Correcting application ecosystem drift using intelligent workflow automation
Addressing Risks: Performance Problems, Outages and Security Vulnerabilities
Each approach has its merits. The user experience of Puppet and Chef’s approaches align to their open source, Linux-centric and SysAdmin history. Orca was built with out of the box integrations specifically to address the manual, mistake-prone multi-step scripting processes that are responsible for so many performance problems, outages and security vulnerabilities in large-scale AIX, Linux and Windows environments.