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Apr 6, 2021   |  By Puppet
Relay's low-code workflow automation enables CloudOps teams to quickly and easily manage complexities of hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Apr 6, 2021   |  By Deepak Giridharagopal
Today we’re proud to announce the general availability of Relay, a cloud-native workflow automation platform. We launched our public beta of Relay last June, and we’re now officially out of beta and open for business! We’ve been pretty busy during the beta period - early users have executed thousands of workflows, processed tons of events, and given us incredibly helpful feedback.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By Claire Cadman
Whether you’re a current customer looking to expand across your Windows estate, or thinking of deploying Puppet across your infrastructure for the first time, we hope this blog post — based on real-world customer questions and problems — can help answer some of the questions you may have about Puppet.
Mar 30, 2021   |  By Alex Hin
Patching vulnerabilities can be daunting, especially if the information is confusing, and the process to deploy patches is long. There are going to be times where a zero day presents itself, and the vulnerability requires immediate action. Whether it’s a simple fix or not, the seriousness of some vulnerabilities can put organizations at risk. Deploying patches, especially for critical infrastructure, takes planning.
Mar 17, 2021   |  By Nigel Kersten
Take the 2021 State of DevOps Survey here. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of our industry-defining State of DevOps research. You’d think after 10 years that there wouldn’t be much more to say about DevOps, but practices and technologies continue to evolve, the best keep getting better, and we keep unearthing new topics to research.
Mar 10, 2021   |  By Alex Hin
I’ve got some exciting news! With the recent release of Puppet Comply 1.0.2, we’re providing the ability to assess Windows 2016 servers against DISA STIGs, required security standards for companies that do business with the U.S. Department of Defense. This new capability makes it drastically easier for organizations to assess and demonstrate compliance with DISA STIGs.
Mar 9, 2021   |  By Andrew Jones
CIS (Center for Internet Security) is a non-profit organization that aims to develop a best practice in relation to cyber security. The CIS benchmarks have been adopted by many organizations as the standard against which to measure their systems.
Mar 8, 2021   |  By Puppet
DevOps salaries rose as organizations accelerated their digital transformation initiatives amid the pandemic.
Mar 8, 2021   |  By Caitlyn O'Connell
The year 2020 upended life as we know it — yet amid worldwide shutdowns and cross-industry layoffs, the respondents to the 2020 State of DevOps survey reported an overall rise in salary levels compared to the past couple of years.
Mar 5, 2021   |  By Peter DeTender
More and more, companies from small businesses to global enterprises are migrating or deploying workloads in public cloud environments. Typically, their goal is cost optimization, as public clouds can dramatically reduce on-premises infrastructure costs and corresponding maintenance labor costs. Instead of installing more servers, storage, and networking components in your own datacenter, public cloud environments allow you to deploy dynamic cloud resources, usually with a short to medium lifespan.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By Puppet
Relay is easy to use workflow automation tool for cloud infrastructure operations. Build and share fully automated workflows in minutes instead of days. Ensure hybrid cloud environments are secure, compliant, and cost-efficient. Improve operational efficiency with increased reliability, minimized hiring of specialized roles, and reduced time to recovery through automation that the whole organization can use.
Mar 30, 2021   |  By Puppet
Automating Compliance by Taking a Model-Driven Approach with Alex Hin from Puppet.
Mar 30, 2021   |  By Puppet
"How can something called hardening be so easy?" with Bryan Belanger from Fervid.
Mar 30, 2021   |  By Puppet
Automating STIG compliance and reporting with Cris Southall from Kinney Group.
Mar 30, 2021   |  By Puppet
Applying the Roles and Profiles Method to Compliance Code with Heston Snodgrass from Puppet.
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.
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.