About Ambit Energy

Challenge

  • Ambit Energy couldn’t deploy fast enough to support its rapidly growing business without considerable pain.

Solution

  • Puppet Enterprise automates everything from infrastructure setup & management to application deployment.

Results

  • Deployments up to 1,200 times more frequent.
  • IT team can manage 500 servers, up from 30 before Puppet.
  • No maintenance windows needed.
  • IT team can be more strategic.

Our DevOps guys are not developers who code in Ruby – that’s not how they solve problems. With Chef you have to write a ton of Ruby code, and you have to have the dev mindset. Because of Puppet’s resource-oriented DSL, you don’t have to think like a developer; you can just think about the state of your resources. Puppet is great for us; I can’t think of any other way we would have gone.

Robert Rudduck, director of architecture and DevOps, Ambit Energy

Top outcomes of using Puppet Enterprise

  • The team deploys 30 to 40 applications to production per day, up from monthly to quarterly releases.
  • Changes made to production environments so quickly that no maintenance windows necessary. Before Puppet Enterprise, multi-hour maintenance windows were a regular necessity.
  • The IT team is able to manage over 500 application servers in multiple environments, up from around 30 before Puppet, with the same size team.
  • Puppet’s resource-oriented DSL let’s Ambit’s IT staff think about the state of their resources; they don’t have to think like developers in order to make infrastructure changes.
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