Published : Aug 31, 2010
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Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
Puppet is a free, open source data center automation tool for managing changes to your production and production-like environments. Using Puppet, you can keep the configuration of your environments in version control and push changes out to your systems in a controlled, automated fashion. Infrastructure automation tools like puppet have the benefits of reducing manual effort allowing ops to focus on higher priorities, providing consistency and repeatability by reducing waste eliminating environmental differences between test and production environments.