Puppet Announced Project Blueshift

Date 2016/4/12 7:47:06 | Topic: Product News

Puppet has announced Project Blueshift and the availability of Puppet Enterprise 2016.1, the most advanced software operations platform available. Blueshift represents Puppet's role as the bridge to the future, giving Puppet users the resources they need to adopt the next big thing in a standard, predictable way.
Project Blueshift represents Puppet's engagement with leading-edge technologies and their communities -- technologies like Docker, Mesos, and Kubernetes -- and Puppet's commitment to giving organizations the tools to build and operate constantly modern software. Because Puppet is a common language for modern infrastructure management that spans the entire data center, using Puppet makes it easier for organizations to adopt new technologies, even in brownfield environments.

In collaboration with Puppet's vibrant community of more than 30,000 organizations around the world, Blueshift is addressing some of the most exciting technologies in the industry, engaging with the communities and technologies around projects like:
* Docker. Puppet can install and configure the popular Docker Engine, as well as other tools Docker Inc. provides for managing containers -- Compose, Swarm, and Network. Puppet also quickly gets Docker Universal Control Plane up and running across Docker hosts.
* Kubernetes. Google's container management system is growing in popularity. The Puppet module for Kubernetes makes it easy to manage Pods, Replication Controllers, Services, and more in Kubernetes, and to build domain-specific interfaces to one's Kubernetes configuration.
* Mesosphere DCOS. An enterprise-scale platform that treats a data center like a single computer. The components that comprise DCOS, including Apache Mesos and Mesosphere's Marathon, are running in production at Apple, Yelp, Verizon, and other large organizations. The Puppet community has developed several modules to install Mesos and the most popular Mesos frameworks, and methods for managing Mesos with Puppet, too. Additionally, Puppet and Mesosphere are working together on a module to install and configure Mesosphere DCOS.
* Consul. Hashicorp's open source tool for discovering services on networks can be installed and managed with Puppet. Using the two together helps companies automate different services in the data center, thanks to the work of Puppet community members.
* CoreOS. The company behind this distribution of Linux, designed for large deployments on varied infrastructure, has released other popular open source projects, including Tectonic, a Kubernetes distribution; rkt, a container engine; etcd, a distributed configuration store; and Flannel, a virtual networking component. All of these work well with Puppet, thanks to modules created by the Puppet community.

"Puppet has a long history of making software deployment easier and more reliable, especially in the enterprise data center," said Brendan Burns, cofounder of Kubernetes. "I'm really excited to see Puppet enabling their customers to seamlessly adopt new technology like containers and Kubernetes while maintaining a consistent, familiar experience for production quality software deployment."

"Puppet has a massive footprint in the enterprise, where organizations rely on them to leverage new technology scalably and securely in production," said Florian Leibert, cofounder and CEO of Mesosphere. "As Mesosphere ramps up its presence inside large enterprises, we're thrilled to work with Puppet to help these companies run modern workloads such as containers, microservices, and big data jobs on a single, shared, and simple infrastructure." 



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