What is your position on SaltStack?

Hello. I’m a loyal customer. Trying to hard to get a project into the need-lots-of-servers space. I’ve used Fabric for years, and now with there being new choices, I’m considering moving on. I was thinking Ansible, since it’s popular, and RedHat bought it, and you have tech articles. But, then I looked at Salt, and I’m more impressed. Then I came back here looking for tech articles on Salt, and although you have some articles from 2 years ago, it appears nothing new has been written about Salt since. There’s not even a ‘SaltStack’ tag to choose in this form.

Anyway, I won’t hold anything against you. I just want to know your stance on the SaltStack project? Have you given up on it? Or is Ansible just that popular?


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Thanks for the reply. That occurred to me that people just aren’t writing about Salt. I and others I know have come to enjoy DO for tech topics, not just that they come up early in search engine results, but that they are generally short, valuable, easy to consume. Great when you don’t know much and need to jump off. I know people that refer to DO articles that don’t even use DO at the moment.

If this sort of documentation is user produced that it hints at the current popularity of Salt.

There are pretty good guides on running salt masterless and as a master.

Personally I’d expect that the lack of DO posts about it mostly comes from users not feeling the need to add documentation here.