Thursday, February 25, 2021

Puppet Labs Pulls the String to Acquire Cloudsmith

The open source Puppet configuration management tool has emerged in recent years as being a key technology for cloud and virtualization enablement.

Puppet is backed by Puppet Labs, which today announced the acquisition of Cloudsmith, which build tools that will extends Puppet’s reach into the cloud. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed and all members of the Cloudsmith’s current staff will be retained.

Cloud Storage and Backup Benefits

Protecting your company’s data is critical. Cloud storage with automated backup is scalable, flexible and provides peace of mind. Cobalt Iron’s enterprise-grade backup and recovery solution is known for its hands-free automation and reliability, at a lower cost. Cloud backup that just works.

SCHEDULE FREE CONSULT/DEMO

“The Cloudsmith team has deep expertise with developers and their requirements for development tools, open source, and Java,” Luke Kanies, told Datamation. “As DevOps lowers the barriers between IT development and operations teams, Cloudsmith’s expertise and technologies are a great complement to Puppet Labs’ operations experience and products.”

Kanies added that the Puppet/Cloudsmith combination will enable Puppet Labs to provide automation solutions that facilitate development and operations collaboration and faster delivery of applications.

As is the case with the core Puppet solution, Cloudsmith’s core tools are also all open source.

“Geppetto, Cloudsmith’s IDE for building, testing, and publishing Puppet modules, is 100 percent open source,” Kanies said. “Stack Hammer, Cloudsmith’s hosted service of workflows that integrate GitHub and Amazon EC2, is a service built on both open source and proprietary technologies”

One of the many reasons that Puppet is both popular and successful is because of its extensibility. That extensibility is often enabled via modules that are available on the Puppet Forge that currently has over 1,200 open source Puppet modules.

“The Geppetto IDE is a great tool that makes it easy for sysadmins and devops teams to use these open source Puppet modules and tailor them to their specific environments and requirements,” Kanies said.

Moving forward, Kanies said that Geppetto will continue as a stand-alone IDE product. The plan is for Geppetto to be re-launched at PuppetConf, which is being held Aug 22-23 in San Francisco. He added that the Stack Hammer core technologies will be integrated into future releases of Puppet Labs’ products, with more details on that being provided at PuppetConf.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Datamation and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Similar articles

Latest Articles

Hybrid Cloud and Hyperconverged...

Please stay tuned for the recording – podcast and video will be posted by Tuesday, March 2.  Early in the evolution of cloud computing –...

Using Technology to Reimagine...

The role of technology – from cloud to data analytics to Zoom – is expected to play an ever greater role in shaping how...

Top 10 IoT Software

Over a few short years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved from an intriguing concept with limited capabilities into a full-fledged platform for...

How Computer Modeling and...

As technologies advance, it often takes a while for people to implement them effectively. Take computer modeling, for instance, yes you can use it...