Relay’s low-code workflow automation enables CloudOps teams to quickly and easily manage complexities of hybrid cloud infrastructure
PORTLAND, Ore., April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Puppet, the industry standard for infrastructure automation, today announced the general availability of its cloud-native workflow automation platform, Relay. Relay enables CloudOps teams to build and share fully automated workflows in minutes versus days, regardless of coding or scripting experience, to ensure hybrid cloud environments are secure, compliant, and cost contained.
CloudOps teams struggle with managing a growing number of cloud-native applications, microservices, and APIs with manual ad hoc scripts and processes. The ability to automate these different triggers into a workflow is no longer a nice-to-have — it’s a necessity. Relay connects these various point solutions and provides teams with the ability to build and share fully automated low-code workflows to exponentially improve development times and operational efficiency with increased reliability, minimized hiring of specialized roles, and reduced time to recovery. Gartner forecasts that, by 2024, 75% of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for both IT application development and citizen development initiatives.
Puppet’s general availability launch introduces two new pricing tiers in addition to its free Community tier:
“In order to make sense of today’s highly complex IT environments and tool sprawl, cloud operations teams need a unified, self-service automation platform that both democratizes the ability to create automation and ties together the tools and APIs they’re already using,” said Deepak Giridharagopal, CTO at Puppet. “Once you've automated the lowest-level, most commoditized parts of the infrastructure stack, you still have the rest of the iceberg to wrangle. Higher-level (and higher-value) problems like compliance, incident response, and cost optimization are just too complicated and time-consuming to automate, so teams often ignore them. Relay makes these seemingly intractable tasks simple and easy. Teams can look forward to reusable, low-code workflows that anyone can create for Day 2 cloud operations in mere minutes.”
"As enterprises adopt cloud-native architectures, there's been an interesting outcropping of new tools and technologies to solve the complexities that exist on addressing day 2 operations within these environments," said Sriram Subramanian, Research Director at IDC. "Cloud workflow automation platforms, like Relay, are one manifestation of a changing market to address these new needs. The power of the platform will lie in its ability to tie newer architectures with heritage systems and the ability to ensure that these tools have a really easy learning curve to put the ability to automate in the hands of more people."
Today, Relay connects dozens of cloud platforms, tools, and APIs already used by CloudOps teams, including AWS, DataDog, GitHub, Google Cloud Platform, Jira, Microsoft Azure, PagerDuty, Slack, Terraform and more. Relay addresses cloud automation use cases with the following capabilities:
“With Relay’s easy to navigate UI with a flexible and composable catalog, we were able to start building production-ready workflows in a painless and practical way,” said Stan Chan, Senior Software Engineer at Uber. “Common tasks like enforcing tagged policies on instances across cloud providers were simple to compose and deploy. Implementing security workflows that enable DevSecOps is as easy as picking items from a catalog and inputting a simple access policy. Relay truly brings together the best practices and shared domain knowledge needed to drive faster iterations and deliver real value to our business.”
"Relay helps us connect all the dots, achieving true self-healing systems on cloud-native platforms. The ease with which we can create new workflows saves us countless hours of developing custom scripts leaving more time for our engineers to help our customers grow their business," said Dries Dams, DevOps Architect at Bryxx.
To learn more about Relay, please visit our website.
Puppet makes infrastructure actionable, scalable and intelligent. From the data center to the cloud, Puppet helps enterprises modernize and manage their infrastructure to deliver innovation and efficiency through continuous automation. More than 40,000 organizations — including more than 80 percent of the Global 5000 — have benefited from Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to ensure business continuity, optimize costs, boost compliance and ensure security - all while accelerating the adoption of DevOps practices and delivery of self-service. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Puppet is a privately held company with offices in London, Belfast, Singapore and Sydney. Learn more at puppet.com.
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