Puppet Labs acquires Cloudsmith to ease devops’ automation burden
Puppet Labs, a fan favorite configuration management tool among devops folks, has acquired Cloudsmith to make Puppet tools easier to use and deploy going forward. Devops refers to the movement to get software developers and IT operations people to work together, instead of at cross purposes, to deploy software updates fast and clean.
Cloudsmith, with roots in the Eclipse open-source world, has two tools that extend Puppet. The first, Geppetto, is an integrated development environment (IDE) where devops people can modify Puppet (see disclosure) modules — commands for introducing components such as web servers, database management and monitoring tools onto servers that are added to a cluster — to meet special in-house needs. The tweaked modules can then be executed through Puppet Enterprise, which Puppet Labs (see disclosure) has been building out.
Second, Cloudsmith’s Stack Hammer takes those custom modules and deposits them on GitHub, where they can be tested and checked…
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