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Puppet Labs Releases Enterprise Enhancements for Puppet Infrastructure Management FrameworkPuppet Labs Today Unveiled Puppet 2.6, the Newest and Most Comprehensive Release of the Popular Open Source Configuration Management Software (July 19, 2010)
PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 07/19/10 -- OSCON - Puppet Labs, the leader in data center automation, today released Puppet 2.6, a major upgrade with a focus on improvements for enterprise environments. Puppet 2.6 includes new functionality and features that make managing servers even easier. To download Puppet 2.6, visit www.puppetlabs.com/.
"The 2.6 release places an even stronger emphasis on the enterprise while also opening up new opportunities for people with varied skill sets to use Puppet," said Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs. "Since our last release was 0.25.5, we say that it's 'eleventy times better.' The changes are truly significant because Puppet is now even more capable of making a traditionally painful, manual process easier for systems administrators. We've also dramatically improved the ability to integrate Puppet with existing systems, making it a platform for automating your infrastructure."
New features include:
- REST API, making it easier to integrate Puppet with other systems.
- Preliminary Windows support for heterogeneous computing environments.
- Language enhancements & an Internal DSL so administrators who know and want to use pure Ruby for infrastructure development, can easily do so.
- Event model, which lays the foundation for powerful reporting and monitoring. It provides structure to data generated by the system and facilitates reporting and analysis, simplifying the identification of infrastructure problems.
Easy to deploy and maintain, Puppet simplifies many standard tasks for systems administrators, while ensuring consistent environments for application engineers. Puppet is cloud-ready, but can also be used with current infrastructure: internal or external clouds, virtual environments, or in physical infrastructure. Puppet is supported on a variety of operating systems: Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, SuSE, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, BSD, Windows, and OS X.
Other additions with Puppet 2.6 include significant work in the core of Puppet to make it easier to work with configuration data, including enhancing how Puppet reports on what it does, adding more audit capabilities and helping export information about the infrastructure environment. The command line interface has also been completely redesigned to allow using a single executable to interact with all of Puppet's functionality.
Today Puppet Labs also announced a $5 million Series B round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson St. Partners. With this new funding, Puppet Labs plans to accelerate the expansion of its engineering team.
About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs (www.puppetlabs.com), is the provider of Puppet, an open source platform that automates configuration management and provisioning. With more than 60 customers and thousands of users including Digg, Genentech, Match.com, NYU, Oracle and Sun, Shopzilla, Stanford University, SugarCRM and Twitter, Puppet takes the pain out of manually configuring servers by providing systems administrators with a simplified, reusable platform. Puppet Labs was founded in 2005 by Puppet creator Luke Kanies. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson St. Partners.
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