Automating modern IT with Splunk & Puppet

We — and many of our customers — use Splunk and are big fans of the rich analytics and intelligence it provides. That's why we're so excited to announce our new strategic partnership with Splunk, which will bring together those insights Splunk provides and the automation and orchestration Puppet provides. Together we'll help teams build, deploy and manage their systems and software more quickly, securely and reliably.

To kick off this partnership, we’ve introduced a new integration and an updated app: The Splunk ITSI Module for Puppet Enterprise and the new Splunk App and Add-on for Puppet Enterprise.

The Splunk ITSI Module for Puppet Enterprise provides a unified workflow that enables you to trigger a Puppet job when an ITSI notable event is detected. This integration is a big improvement for people who use Splunk and Puppet Enterprise because you now have a simple way to automate remediation and orchestration of IT issues and enforce policies more intelligently. Puppet's understanding of how your systems should behave, coupled with Splunk's understanding of how your systems do behave, gives teams much deeper insights and more comprehensive intelligence about their infrastructure.

Additionally, the new Splunk App and Add-on for Puppet Enterprise allow you to ingest and analyze data from your Puppet Enterprise services such as PuppetDB and Puppet Server. This added insight gives you even more visibility into your Puppet infrastructure to ensure its performance and to quickly diagnose issues across the entire technology stack.

As we come into the arena of automating all the things, Splunk and Puppet offer complementary solutions that enable our customers to do just that. Now you’re able to connect the service level visibility provided by Splunk with the automation and orchestration capabilities provided by Puppet to make it easier to keep applications and infrastructure more responsive, secure and compliant.

To learn more, and see Puppet and Splunk in action, join me at .conf2017 on Tuesday 26 September from 12:05-12:50 p.m. for my session with Domnick Eger of Splunk titled Automate All the Things! Moving Faster with Puppet and Splunk, and visit us at booth #M7. Additionally, if you can’t make it to .conf2017, be sure to join us at PuppetConf to learn about our integration with Splunk and other new product innovations. Register today and save $200 with code SPLUNK.

Deepak Giridharagopal is the chief technology officer at Puppet.

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