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Jan 21, 2021   |  By Simone Van Cleve
Regulatory compliance is time-consuming and expensive. A recent survey of IT security professionals found that, on average, organizations must comply with 13 different regulations and spend an average of $3.5M annually on compliance activities, with audit-related activities consuming 232 person hours per year. With a team of five people, that adds up to 1.5 months a year devoted to audit-related activity. That’s a lot of hours that could have been spent on initiatives driving customer value.
Jan 12, 2021   |  By Peter De Tender
Using the cloud reduces on-premises infrastructure costs and related maintenance. Instead of deploying more servers, storage, and networking components to your own datacenter, you are now deploying these as cloud resources. Using the cloud is supposed to reduce infrastructure and maintenance costs. However, deploying cloud resources also risks over-commissioning, under-usage, and keeping resources running that are not always needed or, even worse, no longer in use.
Dec 23, 2020   |  By Yvonne Wassenaar
Come December, it’s traditional in the industry to meditate on emerging trends and make predictions about how these will shape the year to come. I have my fair share of prognostications for 2021, but I want to take this moment to reflect on a year that could never have been predicted.
Dec 15, 2020   |  By Dave Noderer
Cloud environments are always susceptible to security issues. A significant contributor to this problem is misconfigured resources. Traditional IT Infrastructure was somewhat static; server hardware only changed every few years. With few changes occurring, security was also more static. The modern cloud environment is a much different challenge. In cloud environments, servers, services, and storage are created with automation, resulting in a dynamic and potentially ever-changing server environment.
Dec 9, 2020   |  By Devin Davis
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of companies (52%) say application development is a high priority initiative at their organization. But teams focused on building or improving apps face a number of bottlenecks — the three biggest of which are people, processes, and technology. Puppet and Pulse surveyed 200 IT executives to discover how modern technologies and processes are helping app development teams overcome common roadblocks and adapt quickly to the changing economy.
Dec 7, 2020   |  By Lisa Wilberding
We want to hear directly from you about your experience using Puppet products so we can ensure our portfolio rises to the demand of our customers. Take this survey to share your expertise with us. At Puppet, we’re dedicated to innovating the most modern, easy-to-use, secure and compliant products for our customers to ensure practitioners can simplify their workflows and enterprises can meet their business goals. Your input is extraordinarily valuable to us.
Dec 3, 2020   |  By Alex Hin
During my tenure at Puppet, I’ve learned that almost everything we do is focused on two things — eliminating soul-crushing work, and the never-ending desire to solve really hard customer problems. Couple those with the positive and energetic attitude of the Puppet team, and we’re bound to have a profound impact on our customers. Maybe I’ve had too much Kool-Aid?
Nov 30, 2020   |  By Mike Smith
Tags are pieces of metadata in Datadog that are key to correlating data from various sources.
Nov 25, 2020   |  By Elizabeth Williams
The recent record-breaking fine of $1.3 billion for money-laundering breaches exposed the dangers of poor systems in the banking industry. Now is the time to get compliance right. In my role, I regularly speak with FS&I clients about their security and compliance challenges, including vulnerability remediation. It’s a complex topic with many pieces that must coalesce to create a holistic solution.
Nov 24, 2020   |  By Eric Sorenson
FireHydrant has a sophisticated set of response actions for coordinating communications, activities, and retrospectives for incidents that affect your services. Relay helps by automating remediations that involve orchestrating actions across your infrastructure. In this example workflow, an incident that affects an application deployed on Kubernetes can trigger a rollback to a previous version automatically.
Dec 9, 2020   |  By Puppet
How network engineers discovered best practices for Bolt implementation through management of Raspberry Pi distribution. Making sense of Bolt's file structure, nuances, and unwritten rules. Expansions of Bolt plans and commands beyond Raspberry Pi into networking infrastructure. Making use of the run commands to output results to a file for every network device. Utilizing the latest Bolt release to send configuration snippets to Network Infrastructure.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Puppet
Puppet supports a lot of platforms, including some that aren't well represented in the cloud world, like AIX or Solaris. To cover all these platforms, much of our module testing happened on an internal Jenkins server and our in-house vmpooler infrastructure. This worked pretty well, but had the unfortunate side effect that PRs from community contributors would often get rejected by an opaque process that didn't even tell them what tests failed!
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Puppet
In previous versions of Puppet, there was not a good way to specify a package version and also mark the package as held on the Debian platform. Puppet 7 adds a new parameter that allows you to specify both at the same time.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Puppet
Puppet 7 upgrades the default filebucket hash digest algorithm from MD5 to SHA256, which is generally a good thing. However, this makes upgrades just a little tricky. The mitigation for this is simply to set your digest algorithm to SHA256 on server and agent both before upgrade. Gabriel shows us how to do so in this video.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Puppet
Service Management Facility (SMF) is the service management framework for Solaris as of version 10. In previous versions of Puppet, starting a service was effectively the same as enabling it. This meant that the service provider only supported starting and stopping each service. As of Puppet 7, it works the same as any other service provider.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Puppet
Previous versions of Puppet always installed Ruby Gems into the Puppet provided gempath. That caused surprising behaviour at times, and so now the gem provider will detect if the computer has a system RubyGems installation, and if so, install gems there by default instead.
Sep 29, 2020   |  By Puppet
Puppet Camp America Central: Keynote with Abby Kearns, CTO, Puppet
Sep 29, 2020   |  By Puppet
Puppet Camp America Central: ServiceNow and Puppet - Better Together with Kevin ReeuwijK, Sr Principal Sales Engineer, Puppet.
Sep 29, 2020   |  By Puppet
Puppet Camp America Central: Puppet Infrastructure in Kubernetes with Miroslav Hadzhiev, Lead DevOps Engineer, Questers.
Sep 21, 2020   |  By Puppet
DevOps and SRE teams are under intense pressure to reduce the Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR) in resolving incidents. The latest integration between Relay and PagerDuty eliminates the “digital duct tape” by creating reusable, event-driven workflows to close the loop on incidents faster through Relay’s event-based automation approach.
Jul 13, 2020   |  By Puppet
A primary goal of most DevOps initiatives is to increase the speed and agility of software development and delivery. Unfortunately, this objective often seems to be at odds with good security practices, reducing the window of time for security assessment and introducing new attack vectors. But DevOps and security don't have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the principles that drive good outcomes for software development can also lead to more secure infrastructure. Read the ebook for guidance on designing a DevOps workflow that incorporates - and enhances - security.
Jul 13, 2020   |  By Puppet
As organizations move along their digital transformation journey, they will encounter technical challenges and pitfalls along the way. While the destination offers many benefits, getting there can be hard. It takes experience and knowledge, along with technical expertise, to navigate this path to a more agile, flexible organization. Learn how to get there in this white paper.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Puppet
If you're managing an IT team, you may be turning to DevOps as the path to faster delivery of software. DevOps can help your team become more efficient - and your organization more competitive - but you'll need to be able to communicate to your team why things are changing and how their usual working practices are likely to alter. In this guide we tease out the whys and hows of DevOps as you work with your team and the approaches that make a DevOps initiative successful.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Puppet
Speeding remediation reduces the cost of compliance and vulnerability of the IT estate. When looking for issues that slow remediation, notice the hand off from security to IT. Download this free resource to learn how the interaction between IT and Security can be improved to speed compliance.
Jun 1, 2020   |  By Puppet
With the proliferation of high-profile hacks, data breaches and ransomware, it's easy to feel insecure about your organization's security these days. But not all security issues have to do with purposeful hacks and attacks. For many IT teams, the challenge is maintaining strict rules and regulatory requirements for everything from credit card data to health information privacy. Failing to maintain compliance can put your organization at risk of everything from lost business to substantial fines - or worse.
Jun 1, 2020   |  By Puppet
With the right foundation and optimizations, your teams can successfully adopt continuous delivery practices - and deliver software faster, with fewer bugs and lower risk. If you're getting started with continuous delivery or evolving your approach, there are a few strategic considerations that can keep you on the right path.
May 1, 2020   |  By Puppet
In this paper, we talk about four common challenges to today's software delivery automation and discuss how you can overcome those challenges. Continuous delivery (CD) enables organizations to deliver quality software in record time, helping businesses meet rapidly growing and changing demands. As CD practices and tools have matured, more organizations and teams are beginning - or are well down the path of - their own journeys, using automation to speed up software delivery.
May 1, 2020   |  By Puppet
Are you looking to migrate from your on-premises data center to AWS - or to accelerate the process? Or would you like a simple and reliable way to manage your infrastructure and applications across all your environments? Puppet can help.

Puppet is driving the movement to a world of unconstrained software change. Our revolutionary platform is the industry standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us.

It isn’t humanly possible to keep up with the constant innovation and risks that new technology brings. Automation has become a requirement, and Puppet sets the standard for delivering and managing your IT estate predictably and at scale. Our solutions automate how you continuously deliver, make compliant, remediate, and manage your multi-cloud environment. So you can focus on more important things in your life.

Use Cases:

  • Continuous Delivery: Ship more, do more with the right continuous delivery workflows and tools to increase your development and operations teams’ agility. They lower time to value of your infrastructure and the software it runs.
  • Continuous Compliance: The alphabet soup of regulatory standards and security best practices you try to comply with — and the associated penalties for not doing so — are no joke. Auditors expect your teams to implement and abide by operational, security, and regulatory policies 24/7, and to prove it when they show up.
  • Incident Remediation: With the proliferation of high-profile hacks, data breaches, and ransomware, it’s easy to feel insecure about your organization’s security. You have to protect your company like never before — particularly as your infrastructure grows and diversifies, presenting a broader surface for attackers.
  • Configuration Management: Are you spending more time fighting fires than deploying new, innovative services and applications? You are not alone. Most IT teams say it takes weeks, even months, to deploy critical applications. There’s got to be a better way to manage infrastructure. With automation, you eliminate manual work, minimize risk of human error, and make it possible to deploy fast, safely and reliably.

Make infrastructure actionable, scalable and intelligent.