As a quick recap, configuration management tools enable companies to standardize and automate their infrastructure. Through standardization, you can build systems that are platform independent (i.e. instead of relying on AMIs or provider specific tool-sets). These tools also make it easy reproduce servers for scaling or testing, and recover from disaster quickly by defining a proper application state. For example, if servers are not in that defined state when each server is checked, they are restored to their proper state. In addition, this standardization makes it easy to on-board new developers.
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