PuppetConf: A Photo Finish

Published on 29 September 2011 by

Our first annual PuppetConf, held last week here in Portland, was a remarkable event. Over a thousand of you attended or watched the live stream. Here are some other bits I’d like to share:

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Announcing Puppet Enterprise 2.0

Published on 22 September 2011 by

This morning at PuppetConf Luke Kanies, our founder & CEO, announced a major update of our commercial product, Puppet Enterprise 2.0. As with the first commercial release of Puppet in February this year, our goal behind Puppet Enterprise 2.0 (“PE 2.0”) is to give sysadmins powerful yet easy-to-use IT automation tools to deliver applications faster, manage infrastructure more efficiently, and get actionable insights.

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PuppetConf as a Service (PCaaS): Sign up for the Free Live Stream

Published on 20 September 2011 by

PuppetConf is but two days away—one and half, if you count our pre-conference social tomorrow night. If you aren’t able to join us in person for the cloud panel, keynote, or any of our fantastic talks, then we’ve got some fantastic news: We are offering free streaming of the entire conference! That’s right, enjoy the entire conference from the comfort of your home or office, and participate in real-time conversations with other conference attendees through our #puppetconf Tweet stream. Almost just like being there!

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Desperately Seeking SysAdmins

Published on 17 August 2011 by

The actions of IT Operations teams influence the efficiency, availability, cost of delivery, and customer satisfaction of the services your organization is delivering to your customers. This means getting IT right, particularly IT Operations, has become a crucial part of doing business in the modern market. IT Operations managers face three major challenges—finding the right people, building the right culture, and creating the right processes. This won’t be a surprise to most managers, as they are the building blocks of any good team or organization.

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Puppet Camp to PuppetConf in 5 Short Months

Published on 26 April 2011 by

The skies are clear and blue, and I am headed to Amsterdam for Puppet Camp. This is my second time organizing camp, and despite selling out of tickets a bit early things seem to be on track. I am looking forward to arriving and getting started—I've been so caught up in planning PuppetConf the last few weeks that I almost forgot about actually attending Camp.

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