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Ready to migrate to Puppet Enterprise? You’re not alone.

Things change fast in IT, and integrating the latest tech with legacy infrastructure creates major business challenges. How do you manage conflicts and make sure legacy infrastructure can keep up? How can you do it all without blowing the budget? Puppet Enterprise can help you manage a diverse infrastructure that contains both new and old tech, and we can help you migrate.

Open source or enterprise?

Open source Puppet is great for people who are managing a small set of servers. When you have a complex or large infrastructure that’s used and managed by different teams, Puppet Enterprise is your best choice.

Puppet Enterprise is more than just a pre-built assembly of Puppet’s core open-source projects. With additional powerful capabilities — orchestration, role-based access control, full portability, reporting and compliance — you can automate an entire application stack and every element of your data center and cloud infrastructure.

Reporting and compliance

Puppet Enterprise delivers graphical reporting so you can visualize your infrastructure, collaborate better and respond to changes faster. You get real-time visibility into the effects of changes so you can see exactly what’s going on in your infrastructure — plus prove to auditors that everything is in compliance.

Built for teams

Puppet Enterprise is built for distributed teams, providing a standardized way to automate delivery and operation of your software. You get efficiency and traceability across large fleets of servers, plus the ability to view audit trails. You can safely delegate access across teams. and quickly orchestrate change across tens of thousands of machines.

Enterprise scale

Whether your infrastructure spans hundreds or tens of thousands of nodes, Puppet enterprise scales easily to give you performance monitoring, resiliency and high availability, so you can roll automation out across your entire enterprise.

Full stack automation

Puppet Enterprise gives you a consistent approach to automation across your entire infrastructure lifecycle, from initial provisioning to system configuration, plus application deployment and change orchestration. With Puppet Enterprise, you can automate the entire application stack, from core infrastructure through middleware and application deployment.

Support, services and training

We can help you deliver business value to your organization faster with support, services and training when you need it. You’ll have access to:

  • a private support portal with email and phone support
  • immediate access to all product updates
  • an account manager to help you find what you need
  • training to give you hands-on experience
  • help with deploying, developing and efficiently maintaining your infrastructure.

Take the first step

Many people using open source Puppet are unsure what level of effort is required to migrate, and the benefits of doing so. We want to make sure you have all the facts to make the decision. That is why we have assessment services to provide guidance on how your open source Puppet implementation is working, explain the benefits of moving to Puppet Enterprise, and provide recommendations around how to proceed, should you decide to migrate.

We also offer migration services to help you migrate your open source Puppet implementation to the latest Puppet Enterprise release, leveraging best-in-class methodology and tooling to simplify the migration process. We can assist you in converting or replacing your existing Puppet code so you'll have a codebase compatible with the Puppet 4 parser; install and configure your new Puppet Enterprise infrastructure; and migrate nodes to run against the new infrastructure. And you’ll receive all the information you need to help move forward with your migration process.

Stephanie Stouck is a senior services marketing manager at Puppet.

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