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Puppet Heads to the Enterprise: A Discussion with Luke Kanies

Feb 03, 2011, 00:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

" Puppet has come a long way since its early days as an alternative to cfengine. The open source configuration management system has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, and is now officially taking on the enterprise. We talk with Puppet Labs founder and CEO Luke Kanies about what that means, and where Puppet is going.

"If you're not familiar with Puppet, you might want to take a look. Puppet is a framework to simplify system administration, with a large (and growing) community of users and developers who not only improve Puppet, but also share recipes for system administration for reuse in other environments.

"It's already being used in the enterprise, of course, but today the company made it official with the announcement of Puppet Enterprise: A fully supported, tested, and tuned release of Puppet that streamlines installation and comes with support and services for enterprise deployments. What's next? We asked Kanies to give the details about the enterprise release and where Puppet is going, plus some thoughts on the open source landscape."

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