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We have 1 review for Salt. The average overall ratings is 4.0 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: Large scale internet projects often involve a lot of servers, a load of wires and a great deal of headaches. At least the last problem can be solved with a little Salt. This longstanding, open source project is designed to automate some of the more tedious tasks associated with running a large scale IT operation. Salt is built on a dynamic communication bus, setting it apart from similar software. It can remotely execute commands across hundreds or even thousands of simultaneously running systems in mere seconds. Because of it's event-driven nature, it can be programmed to automatically react to certain situations to keep the running environment smooth and hang-up free. Configuration is simultaneous across systems and deploys instantly.
Pros: The software is free and open source, but a paid Enterprise version is available for those with special needs (a free trial of that version is available as well, but it requires registration on the Salt website to access) Very active, ongoing development ensures that the software remains compatible with the latest technologies
Cons: Despite the fact that the software is open source and free, downloading it from the website or even accessing the software repository requires registration, which seems a bit against the whole open source philosophy Only supports Linux-based operating systems: CentOS, Debian, RHEL, SUSE and Ubuntu
Jeremy reviews the movie "Salt". Ahhhh, it's tough to be the movie that follows "Inception", but something had to. See more videos by Jeremy here: http://www.youtube.com/user/JeremyJahns.
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