SOURCE: Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs

October 15, 2013 11:00 ET

Puppet Labs Announces Puppet Enterprise 3.1

New Capabilities Include a Powerful Reporting Tool That Inspects Infrastructure Changes and Delivers Actionable Insight, Cloud Provisioning for Google Compute Engine, and More

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced the availability of Puppet Enterprise 3.1. With this release, Puppet Enterprise gains new and enhanced capabilities that make the management of complex IT infrastructure easier and more agile.

New in Puppet Enterprise 3.1 is the event inspector, an interactive reporting tool that allows system administrators to visualize IT infrastructure changes at a glance. Moreover, with the event inspector, they get instant, actionable insight to troubleshoot and resolve issues, reducing the risk of downtime and accelerating time to resolution.

Also new in Puppet Enterprise 3.1 is expanded support for major enterprise IT platforms, including Google Compute Engine and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 as well as powerful capabilities for advanced users.

"With the event inspector in Puppet Enterprise 3.1, we're addressing a huge challenge for operations teams managing IT infrastructure changes," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "System administrators typically have to sift through numerous log files and use ad hoc scripts to understand changes and their impact. The event inspector delivers an opinionated reporting tool to help them quickly identify the 'what,' 'where' and 'how' of changes, understand the impact, and then take action."

Additional New Key Capabilities in Puppet Enterprise 3.1

  • Cloud provisioning for Google Compute Engine (GCE): With new GCE integration, Puppet Enterprise enables customers to automatically provision, configure and deploy GCE cloud nodes with a single command. Puppet Enterprise 3.1 adds GCE to existing support for Amazon Web Services and VMware cloud platforms.
  • Powerful new capabilities for advanced users: Puppet Enterprise 3.1 offers advanced capabilities for power users, including support for rebooting Windows after package installation, and discoverable and configurable classes and parameters from within the Puppet Enterprise GUI console.
  • Expanded support for enterprise platforms: The addition of support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 builds on Puppet Labs' commitment to support platforms critical to enterprise IT, joining a long list that includes RHEL 5.0 and 6.0, as well as Microsoft Windows, AIX, Solaris, Debian, Ubuntu and others.

Pricing and Availability
Puppet Enterprise 3.1 is available today, October 15, 2013, at puppetlabs.com. Anyone can download and use Puppet Enterprise to manage up to 10 nodes, free of charge. Pricing starts at $99 per node. Documentation for installing and using Puppet Enterprise can be found here.

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Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs' software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, on-premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations use Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Cisco WebEx, Salesforce, Bank of America and PayPal. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 190 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit www.puppetlabs.com.

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