Configuration management encompasses the practices and tooling to automate the delivery and operation of infrastructure. Configuration management solutions model infrastructure, continually monitor and enforce desired configurations, and automatically remediate any unexpected changes or configuration drift. By enabling you to deliver better software faster, configuration management helps lay the foundation for DevOps.
Are you spending more time fighting fires than deploying new, innovative services and applications? You are not alone. On top of that, most IT teams say it takes weeks, even months, to deploy critical applications. There’s got to be a better way to manage infrastructure. With automation, you eliminate manual work, minimize risk of human error, and make it possible to deploy fast without giving up reliability.
What is configuration automation?
Configuration automation is the reassurance that your infrastructure environment deploys automatically and reliably every time. Unlike error-prone procedural scripts, which can create bottlenecks that make deploying or rolling back to a stable version a harrowing endeavor, Puppet Enterprise lets you simply define the desired state of your infrastructure and applications. Puppet continuously and automatically enforces that state, so you can spend more time innovating and less time fighting fires.
Configuration management with Puppet
Hear Puppet customers talk about the difference that automated configuration management has made in their organizations — and in their own lives.
A model-driven approach to configuration management
Unlike error-prone procedural scripts, which require you to define every step for configuring systems, Puppet Enterprise lets you simply define the desired state of your infrastructure and applications. Puppet continuously and automatically enforces that state, so you can spend more time innovating and less time fighting fires.
Everyone wants to have stability while still being fast; that’s one of the main objectives we have for configuration management. Puppet helps us to get to that point, so we can quickly build and configure systems that are standardized — and when you become standardized, you become more stable.
IT manager for cloud & automation, Staples
Puppet Enterprise makes it possible to define your infrastructure as code, a foundation for successful DevOps practices. When infrastructure is managed as code, multiple teams can collaborate, and you bring proven agile software development practices to IT: versioning, peer review, automated testing and continuous delivery.
Infrastructure as code
Infrastructure as code is the best path to efficient configuration management.
Essentially, configuration management with Puppet gives us standardization. We can’t keep building snowflakes. With configuration management, we get automation and standardization, and together these give us reliability.
manager of storage & platform engineering, Getty Images