Puppet announces the next phase of software automation at PuppetConf 2017

Puppet wants to take automation to a new level by making it more repeatable, scalable, and even more automatic. The company announced at PuppetConf 2017 it is expanding its product portfolio from one to six products in order to support this next phase of automation. “We ​are ​entering ​a ​new ​era ​of ​automation. ​One ​where … continue reading

Puppet releases Puppet Development Kit

Puppet, an Infrastructure as Code company, has released the Puppet Development Kit on GitHub to streamline the process of writing, testing and implementing Puppet modules. “Tools like puppet-lint and rspec-puppet have been around for a long time to help you catch issues in your code,” Lindsey Smith, a senior project manager with Puppet, wrote in … continue reading

The State of DevOps report released

Automation is an important technique used by high-performing IT organizations. Yet medium-performing groups do more manual work than low-performing groups, according to the 6th annual State of DevOps Report released today at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London. The middle performers were doing less automation of  processes for change management, testing, deployment and change approval, … continue reading

Puppet announces new container and cloud-native solutions

Puppet is taking on the cloud and container world in its latest release of Lumogon and Puppet Cloud Discovery. The new offerings are designed to give enterprise IT professionals a complete visibility into this cloud infrastructure and container-based apps. “Today’s announcement is a pivotal moment for Puppet as we expand beyond the core Puppet Enterprise … continue reading

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Guest View: 3 things to ensure your team gets DevOps right

It’s now old news to most people that the rate of change in the lifecycle of a business has accelerated dramatically over the past two decades. Ideas are born, concepts are funded, markets are created, ambitions are expanded, and business models are disrupted and abandoned at a rapid pace. This is equal parts exciting and … continue reading

Facebook’s Create React Native App, Google’s Android fraud botnet Chamois, and Intel Clear Containers updates to v2.1.1—SD Times news digest: March 14, 2017

Facebook announced the Create React Native App for React Native. Create React is a new tool that makes it easier to get started with a React Native project. It’s inspired by the design of the Create React App, and is the result of a collaboration between Facebook and Expo. With this tool, developers can develop … continue reading

Puppet adds high availability to platform

Puppet use has been growing in enterprises, with the provisioning tool now being used inside 75% of the Fortune 100. But there’s one thing that Puppet hasn’t offered that enterprises consider an absolute must: high availability (HA). That changed today as the company released Puppet 2016.5. This update gives the Puppet platform a verifiable high-availability … continue reading

VersionOne’s Fall Release, Django REST framework 3.5, and Rust 1.12.1—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2016

VersionOne wants to give users full visibility from strategy to development to delivery. The company announced its Fall Release with new and improved DevOps features, as well as support for agile methodologies. “As large-scale agile adoption continues to grow, we’re seeing an increasingly critical demand for end-to-end visibility,” said Robert Holler, CEO and cofounder of … continue reading

Atlassian pushes its ecosystem

Atlassian continued its push to bring development teams together at the opening of its annual Summit in San Jose. Highlights from today included dozens of integration announcements from partners, as well as new features for BitBucket and other product lines. BitBucket now offers large file support and development pipelines, as both features were officially released … continue reading

The State of DevOps survey, Facebook releases Chef cookbooks, and Khronos introduces provisional specifications—SD Times news digest: April 18, 2016

Puppet is inviting developers to take its annual State of DevOps survey. Through this survey over the years, Puppet has been able to survey more than 20,000 technical professionals and learned about IT and organizational performance. This year, Puppet has added new areas of research that reflect the community’s concern with DevOps. These areas include … continue reading

Puppet releases Puppet Enterprise 2016.1, takes on a new president

Puppet today made major changes at the corporate level while also releasing the latest enterprise version of its software. Puppet Enterprise 2016.1 brings the Puppet Orchestration tool up to an enterprise-grade level of maturity, and adds visualization capabilities. For administrators, the underlying graph structure of the Puppet database allows for some interesting monitoring opportunities. With … continue reading

Red Hat acquires Ansible

Red Hat today announced that it is acquiring AnsibleWorks, the company behind the infrastructure-provisioning software known as Ansible. The tool is a somewhat slimmed down take on the Chef and Puppet model. Ansible, rather than having a prescriptive language and framework for infrastructure provisioning, relies instead on logging into machines via SSH and running commands … continue reading

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