SOURCE: Puppet Labs

December 08, 2015 11:34 ET

Puppet Labs Releases Puppet Enterprise 2015.3 Enabling Organizations to Seamlessly Manage Infrastructure and Applications

New Puppet Module for Managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines; Puppet Application Orchestration Now Available

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2015) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, today made available new products that enable organizations to configure, manage and orchestrate more of their business-critical applications and infrastructure. Building on Puppet Labs' first class support for Windows, Puppet Labs is making available a new module to provision and manage the Microsoft Azure infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise. Puppet Labs is also releasing Puppet Application Orchestration, an entirely new way for organizations to orchestrate the deployment and management of business-critical infrastructure and applications.

For IT teams to keep up with business and user demands and manage the complexity of the modern data center, they need much more efficient ways to provision, orchestrate and manage new infrastructure and applications. And they need to be able to do it quickly and seamlessly, whether they're deploying on premise, in the cloud, on bare metal or via containers.

"There is no future with fewer servers or fewer services that are less complex or less critical," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "Today, we're taking a big step forward in helping reduce that complexity by providing the industry's only unified solution to automate the entire lifecycle from initial infrastructure provisioning through application deployment, regardless of whether those applications run on Microsoft Azure or other cloud providers, virtual machines, physical servers or containers."

Microsoft Azure Module
Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform for building, deploying and managing applications and services. Puppet Enterprise already works great on Azure, but with this new Azure module, Puppet Labs is making it possible to provision and manage Azure infrastructure with Puppet. With the new Azure module, users can model their desired state of Azure Virtual Machines in Puppet code and add these models to version control so changes and modifications to the code can be reviewed and shared across multiple teams. Puppet Enterprise will ensure that the model in the code matches the model in production and correct anything that has drifted from the desired state.

Now, with Puppet Enterprise, organizations on Microsoft Azure can use Puppet Enterprise to spearhead common DevOps practices and reduce the time needed to deploy and manage applications.

"Microsoft is committed to meeting customers wherever they are, thanks to our unique hybrid cloud offerings and our first-class support for Linux technologies," said John Gossman, architect for Microsoft Azure. "With Puppet Enterprise for cross-platform support and the new Azure module, it's now easier than ever for our joint customers to seamlessly transition from the data center to the cloud. Whether you're running Windows or Linux applications or workloads in Azure, Puppet Enterprise helps you get the most out of your investment."

Puppet Application Orchestration
Puppet Labs is also announcing the general availability of Puppet Application Orchestration. Puppet Application Orchestration dramatically reduces the complexity of deploying and managing applications that are composed of many different services, and span many different servers and devices. Built on the strengths of Puppet and its unique DSL, Puppet Application Orchestration lets organizations model applications, including the relationships across their supporting services and underlying infrastructure. Based on that model, a new orchestrator ensures that the right things happen in the right order on the right machines as the application is deployed, updated or destroyed. This allows organizations to deploy secure, reliable applications in a consistent and repeatable way.

Puppet Application Orchestration is now available as part of a customer's Puppet Enterprise license.

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About Puppet Labs

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, both 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 Bank of America, Cisco, NYSE, Salesforce.com and WebEx. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs nearly 400 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures and Radar Partners. To learn more, please visit PuppetLabs.com.

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