New GCP Modules For Puppet Help New and Existing Puppet Users Take Advantage of Google Cloud Platform
Puppet, the standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us, today announced a new partnership with Google Cloud, including Puppet Approved modules to accelerate cloud adoption and dedicated engineering teams. This collaboration helps Puppet customers quickly adopt Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services, including its advanced machine learning and data analytics capabilities, while reducing IT costs and gaining the agility and flexibility of the cloud.
As more businesses look to capitalize on the advantages of the cloud, migrating and managing applications as they move to the cloud remains a challenge. Migration often means rearchitecting your environment in the cloud which is time consuming and error prone when done manually. With Puppet, users define their infrastructure as code once and can apply those configurations across their on-premises and cloud environments. Puppet accelerates migration to the cloud and provides Day 2 management which increases operational efficiency in dynamic, hybrid environments. As part of the joint effort, customers are now able to leverage a set of Google-developed modules that automate the provisioning, configuration, and ongoing management of GCP services to help Puppet customers quickly and effectively take advantage of GCP.
Google Cloud recently released a set of Puppet Approved modules on the Puppet Forge for managing infrastructure-as-a-service components and Kubernetes, including; Google Compute Engine (GCE), Cloud DNS, Cloud SQL, Google Container Engine (GKE), Cloud Storage, and Google Authentication credentials. Puppet Approved is a designation given to modules that pass specific quality and usability requirements. At PuppetConf 2017, Google Cloud will release additional modules to increase coverage for Google Cloud products, with the next set of modules focusing on data processing, including Google Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Spanner, and Stackdriver. They will continue working to release new modules over the next several months.
Google Cloud will also be releasing the technology they used to generate modules so the Puppet module ecosystem can move faster and keep up with rapidly changing APIs in the cloud. Google’s Puppet code generation tool is a boon to module developers because it enables faster development and broader coverage.
“As enterprises move to the cloud, they are looking for ways to leverage their existing infrastructure investments,” said Eric Johnson, Engineering Manager, at Google. “With our new Puppet modules for Google Cloud, we’re enabling customers to more rapidly migrate to the cloud and manage their on-premises and cloud environments with Puppet.”
“Our customers want choice, flexibility and the ability to manage everything they have, from their physical infrastructure to cloud resources for maximum operational efficiency and scale,” said Nigel Kersten, Chief Technical Strategist, Puppet. “With Google Cloud’s expertise in providing world class infrastructure and Puppet’s widely adopted enterprise management platform, we’re helping customers accelerate their move to the cloud.”
Puppet is driving the movement to a world of unconstrained software change. Its revolutionary platform is the industry standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us. More than 33,000 companies — including more than two thirds of the Fortune 100 — use Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to adopt DevOps practices, achieve situational awareness and drive software change with confidence. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet is a privately held company with more than 400 employees around the world.