Portland, OR, USA
Sep 15, 2021   |  By Nicole Joe
Today, it’s difficult to compile a list of all the managed infrastructure you have across your global estate. It’s even more difficult to collect all of the properties and values that make up that infrastructure, such as operating systems, enterprise licenses, networks, disks, mount points, data centers, regions, patch states, hypervisors, and so much more. Nevertheless, it’s ever more critical to have this information at your fingertips.
Sep 14, 2021   |  By Dave Armstrong
The Puppet Developer Kit was launched in 2017 to help our users develop high quality modules faster and over the years, it has seen regular development towards that goal. It was designed to be a single install that would provide everything you needed to write, lint, test and publish a Puppet module — and for the most part, that's what it did.
Sep 13, 2021   |  By Nikki McDonald
This past June, Puppet launched Puppet Practice Labs — free, hands-on, interactive tutorials you work through right in your browser — no downloads required. We launched with four step-by-step how-tos on using Puppet Enterprise and Bolt. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The biggest request we heard? More, please. Good news! We have a whole slew of new Puppet Practice Labs in development. We want to give you a sneak peek, but there’s a catch.
Sep 1, 2021   |  By Kevin Reeuwijk
This is the first post in a four-part series on why Open Source Puppet users have made the decision to move to Puppet Enterprise. If you’re considering making this change, read on for pros and cons! As more and more businesses are moving from Open Source Puppet (OSP) to Puppet Enterprise (PE), they are experiencing multiple benefits. In this blog series, we’re exploring the biggest benefits we hear from customers about their experience moving from OSP to PE.
Aug 24, 2021   |  By David Alexander
HashiCorp Terraform is an open source Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool that is widely used to deploy cloud infrastructure in the public cloud, such as AWS and Azure, along with on-premises VMware vSphere environments. One of the challenges is developing a method for bootstrapping the instances with configuration management agents such as the Puppet Enterprise agent.
Aug 17, 2021   |  By Alexa Sevilla
This blog is the fourth in a four-part series on infrastructure automation for government agencies that are modernizing digital systems while grappling with budget and staffing constraints and the challenges of COVID-19. Read the third post here. For government agencies, continuous modernization is quickly becoming the norm. And, in light of COVID-19, modernizing in cloud environments is now a mission-critical imperative.
Aug 16, 2021   |  By Kimberly Carlos
Throughout my career within the compliance and security space, I’ve seen the practice of proactively managing digital risk move from a nice-to-have to a must-have for enterprise organizations. And over the last 5 years, things have shifted drastically. Personally, it reminds me of the classic “Dry Bones” nursery rhyme song that my son loves so much which points out how all the different bones are connected to make one body.
Aug 4, 2021   |  By Steve Axthelm
Do you author plans for Puppet Enterprise? Looking for ways to improve them? Read on! The Puppet Plan language allows a variety of methods to pick targets. In this article we will explore two of these methods (TargetSpec parameters and PuppetDB queries) and how plan authors can employ the latter to: Note: the following examples assume that you are running against targets that have the Puppet agent installed.
Jul 23, 2021   |  By Amanda Breese
In my time as a systems engineer in the insurance industry, I learned a lot about compliance programs and the challenges that organizations face to ensure infrastructure is compliant. Audits were time-consuming and handoffs between security, compliance, and infrastructure operations teams were always challenging.
Jul 20, 2021   |  By Puppet
Supportive leadership is critical factor in widespread success and evolutionary improvement in DevOps.
Jul 28, 2021   |  By Puppet
Ever wondered how to manage your macOS resources with Puppet? Look no further! Using Jamf and Puppet means you have full control over your macOS fleet, available in the next version of Puppet Enterprise.
Jul 15, 2021   |  By Puppet
On today's episode, Kenaz tells Lauren the story of how Relay came to be, the problems it solves, and what the future use cases might look like as gives a demo of its features and functionality.
Jun 28, 2021   |  By Puppet
Join Lauren and Molly as they explore how to set up Puppet as an intermediate Certificate Authority with an external root and using a new API endpoint to update external Certificate Revocation Lists.
Jun 24, 2021   |  By Puppet
Self-Service Automation for Teams with Liam Hadley from Puppet.
Jun 24, 2021   |  By Puppet
Building platform teams with Puppet with Carl Caum from Puppet.
Jun 24, 2021   |  By Puppet
Layering control repos to empower multiple teams with Garrett Honeycutt.
Jun 22, 2021   |  By Puppet
The Infrastructure Automation Content (IAC) team noticed some supported modules tests were taking significantly more time than others. David Schmitt, Principal Software Engineer on the IAC team, explains how Puppet utilises Honeycomb to debug our supported modules for potential performance bottlenecks.
Jun 22, 2021   |  By Puppet
Writing modules for yourself is easy, but writing modules for other people to use? Not so much. Failures in modules can have major repercussions, and our IAC team in Puppet takes that very seriously. Listen as David Schmitt and Daniel Carabas walk you through how we utilise Honeycomb for failure analysis with Github Actions during module development.
Jun 21, 2021   |  By Puppet
Keynote: Automated testing the easy way with Dylan Ratcliffe of Puppet.
Jun 21, 2021   |  By Puppet
Puppet migrations on field reviews with Alessandro Franceschi from Example42.
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 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 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.