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Puppet Delivers VMware Cloud on AWS Solution

August 30, 2017

Organizations that use VMware Cloud on AWS now have a new tool at their disposal. Puppet Enterprise allows for seamless automation, configuration, management, and provisioning of cloud and on-premise workloads for such entities.

This new offering from Puppet is initially available in the AWS US West (Oregon) region. The company says Puppet Enterprise brings together VMware’s software-defined data center software and elastic, bare metal infrastructure from AWS for a consistent operating model and application mobility for hybrid cloud environments.

"IT organizations are under increasing pressure to move faster, while still maintaining the highest levels of security and reliability. Migrating VMware virtualized workloads to the cloud is a top priority for many of our customers," said Puppet CTO Deepak Giridharagopol. "Puppet Enterprise provides connective tissue between the data center and VMware Cloud on AWS so joint customers can seamlessly manage hybrid environments and achieve greater application mobility."

Mark Lohmeyer, vice president of products for the Cloud Platforms Business Unit at VMware, added: "Solutions such as Puppet Enterprise enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and create operational consistency across cloud environments. We're excited to work with partners such as Puppet to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value."

According to IDC, more than 60 percent of enterprise IT organizations will have committed to multi-cloud architectures by 2018. Meanwhile, a 451 Research study commissioned by Microsoft indicated that 89 percent of organizations are willing to pay a premium for cloud implementation and management services.

As Juniper Networks noted in its press release today, which announced Contrail Security: “Organizations are building and deploying cloud-native applications across public and private clouds to realize the benefits of scale, flexibility and agility.”

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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