Puppet Labs Ups the Ante in IT Automation with Release of 3.0

Over at InfoWorld, Ted Samson writes that Puppet Labs has released the latest version of its cloud management software that now includes storage and networking provisioning.

For system admins saddled with bringing their organizations into the cloud age, IT automation software is emerging as a must-have tool. As it stands, the two prominent factions in the space are Puppet and Chef, both of which equip IT admins to write scripts to automatically handle repetitive management tasks, such as applying patches, fixing security holes, and downloading updates. But these tools are by no means simple, a point well made by InfoWorld contributor Peter Wayner: “They’re not a push button tool for managing what is still very much a command-line game that requires command-line code.”

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