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Puppet plays puppet master, gobbles up automation firm Distelli

Puppet has rolled out the corporate playbook and turned puppet master for another automation company. Oregon-based automation vendor Puppet acquired the continuous delivery software firm Distelli on Wednesday for an undisclosed amount. Puppet swapped out its founder and CEO with COO Sanjay Mirchandani back in September 2016. …
Andrew Silver, 21 Sep 2017

How do you do, fellow kids? Grandpa Puppet gets down with Docker

It's strange when you're no longer the new kid on the block. First, you're the hippest of the hip, the one that everyone envies and then, suddenly, you're looking that little bit older, and generally less interesting. That's the rather curious position that configuration management players like Puppet and Chef find themselves …
Sanjay Mirchandani at PuppetConf 2016

Puppet pulls in (almost) former Cisco exec to head EMEA

Puppet has roped in former Cisco exec Marianne Calder to head up its European operation, as it prepares to scale up its enterprise push and expand its work with partners. The move (almost) caps off a year that has seen founder Luke Kanies step back from the firm, handing over the CEO reins to VMWare and EMC vet Sanjay …
Joe Fay, 21 Nov 2016
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Cisco takes deep breath, plunges into Puppet's DevOps pool

Cisco's embrace of open networking tools continues, with the company opening up code to connect its IOS-XR operating system to Puppet via YANG. The snappily-named Ciscoyang module bundles a Puppet type, provider, Beaker tests, and sample manifests for configuring and managing IOS-XR. IOS-XR is the service provider-scale …
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Deploying software every day is... actually... OK – what devs tell their real-life friends

“High-performing organisations” which have employed agile and devops methodologies are decisively pulling away from their fuddy-duddy peers in the number of software deployments they can manage. But while the idea of deploying software 200 times more frequently than low performing companies might fill some developers with …
Joe Fay, 23 Jun 2016

DevOps firms must play with all – despite web of alliances

Major DevOps players are meshing together with acquisitions, alliances and technical partnerships, but are not in danger of splitting into a series of competing armed camps, the CEO of Puppet has claimed. Puppet announced a major overhaul last week, announcing its intention to bring some of the edgier technologies into …
Joe Fay, 12 Apr 2016
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Puppet snags COO, ties up partners, and renames itself

Puppet Labs has snagged its first president and COO, cut its name in half, and announced a raft of integrations and partnerships as it pledges to bring automation to the mainstream. The firm has recruited Sanjay Mirchandani, who has done stints as senior vp of VMware’s Asia Pac organisation, and as CIO at EMC. Puppet Labs …
Joe Fay, 7 Apr 2016

Getting a grip on Puppet: A guide for beginners

QA's Kat McIvor will be taking to the stage at Continuous Lifecycle London to talk about automating security. But her skills don't end there. If config management's your thing, here's Kat's take on getting started with Puppet. Puppet is another configuration management tool available as part of the DevOps toolbox. It uses a …
Kat McIvor, 9 Feb 2016
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Give in to data centre automation and change your life

As an IT professional, unless you’ve been living under a rock you are probably familiar with automation, even if only in passing. Automation process has been in use in the business world for many years, but somewhat paradoxically IT is usually the least automated department in any organisation. Whole data centre automation …
Aaron Milne, 24 Feb 2015

Puppet-wearing devs: There's now an app (or two) for that

PuppetConf 2014 Puppet Labs has taken wraps off new updates to its open-source DevOps-friendly Puppet IT automation software, along with a set of new company initiatives designed to grow the ecosystem around the tools. Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies made the announcements Tuesday morning at PuppetConf, the company's annual event that kicked off …
Neil McAllister, 23 Sep 2014
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If you like slipping your hand into Puppets, look for these certified types

Sysadmin blog Puppet Labs is rolling out what it calls the Puppet Supported Program, which pushes gear that's been tested and certified to work with its automation software Puppet. Swift uptake by many big-name vendors in the program comes on the heels of a $40m funding announcement. If you had any remaining doubts that DevOps is a thing, …
Trevor Pott, 24 Jun 2014
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VMware's Project Zombie gives dumb servers BRAAAAINS

VMware has taken the wraps off the gigantic task-automation system that will marshal resources in its upcoming infrastructure-as-a-service cloud. "Project Zombie" was unveiled at PuppetConf 2013 in San Francisco on Friday by VMware's infernal zombie commander (officially: Automation Architect, Hybrid Cloud Services) Nicholas …
Jack Clark, 23 Aug 2013

Puppet gooses admin tool performance with Enterprise 3.0

Back in January, system administration tool maker Puppet Labs got a $30m equity injection from VMware, and the company has put some of that money to good use with a major revamp of its commercial-grade Puppet Enterprise tool. With Puppet Enterprise 3.0, Puppet Labs is gutting the innards of the product to make it peppier and …

Remote code execution vuln appears in Puppet

Puppet Labs has blasted out a security advisory about a vulnerability in the popular infrastructure management tool Puppet. The CVE-2013-3567 (Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution Vulnerability) warning was issued by Puppet Labs on Tuesday, and advises all Puppet users to upgrade to versions 2.7.22, 3.2.2 or later, and paid- …
Jack Clark, 18 Jun 2013
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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

The BBC has apologised for airing an episode of kiddies show The Tweenies featuring a puppet "impersonating Jimmy Savile". Outraged parents choked on their cornflakes on Sunday morning as the offending programme, filmed back in 2001, exposed wide-eyed nippers to "Max" - a character "in a blonde wig, wearing Savile's trademark …
Lester Haines, 21 Jan 2013

2.5 million trades a DAY: How ISE admins became Puppet masters

Sysadmin blog The International Securities Exchange (ISE) has just completed the first phase of a Puppet Enterprise deployment. Their approach and the lessons they have learned are a teaching tool for all of us. Even in the cases where two organisations seek to accomplish the same task with the same product, the rationale and methodology can …
Trevor Pott, 7 Nov 2012
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How to be a Puppet master: Make Amazon, VMware dance for you

Sysadmin blog Puppet, if you haven't heard of it, is automation software that takes on a role similar to Active Directory's group policy. Puppet can also handle application deployment, image deployment and anything else you can imagine that you would typically manage with scripts. Puppet is both cross platform and very simple to use. Born …
Trevor Pott, 14 Sep 2012
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Google, VMware, Cisco stuff Puppet with $8.5m

Puppet Labs, the upstart system administration toolmaker founded in 2005 by CEO Luke Kanies "out of fear and desperation" has some influential friends in high places – and with deep pockets. To be specific, Google, VMware, and Cisco Systems have just signed up to kick in a portion of the $8.5m in Series C financing that Puppet …

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