New major release can manage ten nodes for free

Puppet Enterprise 2.0 pulls all the strings for complex cloud infrastructures

Chris Mayer
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Team promises that 2.0 gives administrators the agility they need, on-premise or in the cloud

The Portland team are delighted to announce their latest big
release of their commercial IT-automation tool – Puppet Enterprise
2.0 aiming to make the lives of administrators easier, in times
where complex computing environments are omnipresent.

The team
claims that 2.0
will help adminstrators overcome many of their
daily challenges – providing an intuitive software package that
will manage infrastructure instanteously and is customisable to the
user’s needs, meaning rapid deployment and scaling across the
infrastructure – whether it’s physical, virtual or the public
cloud.

Enterprise is written in Ruby and comes with pre-built
modules from Amazon VMware or Hadoop to Openstack. Nodes can be
configured in the VMware Cloud or Amazon Web
Services. 
Node clusters can now be updated via a
single instruction – saving valuable time for the more important
tasks.

What’s most impressive is the easily navigatible interface and
that Puppet Labs say you can be up and running with 5
minutes. The new GUI is what Puppet Labs are most excited
about, allowing visual management of resources seamlessly.

Puppet Labs are providing webinars to show
you how the product works and will also be demoing LISA in
Boston, December 4-9
. The commercial versions and the free open
source tool is available to download for free here.

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