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Barracuda, Cisco, Microsoft, Nutanix Join Puppet Ecosystem

April 27, 2018

Puppet has welcomed Barracuda, Cisco, Microsoft, and Nutanix to its ecosystem.  It’s also introduced some new additions to its product portfolio.

These new partners will help Puppet and its customers replace manual, error-prone processes with automated solutions across cloud and on-premises environments.  That includes application development, cloud, container, new networking, and traditional infrastructure environments.

Barracuda and Microsoft are working with Puppet to help customers accelerate their migrations to the cloud.  This work addresses compliance, privacy, and security concerns, and falls under the Azure Accelerator program.

Speaking of Azure, Puppet has also unveiled an offering called Puppet Discovery.  This solution offers customers control of their Microsoft Azure and Windows infrastructure and applications.  It provides them with visibility into what they have running on Azure Cloud and in their own on-premises environments.  This solution becomes generally available in mid-May.

Long-standing Puppet partner Cisco also introduced a variety of new solutions to help organizations further automate their Cisco-powered networks.  New offerings on this front include the Cisco ACI module, the Cisco Meraki module, and the Cisco IOS XE Mobile Private Beta Release.

The ACI module lets users manage Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller using Puppet.  The module becomes available on Puppet Forge next month.  The Meraki module enables users to define Meraki organization administrators across their networks and multiple organizations.  That enables new efficiencies for large IT organizations and service providers with complex permissions scenarios.  Puppet’s IOS XE module provides customers early access and input to the module’s functionality, which currently includes agentless management of Cisco Catalyst switches.

“We are deeply committed to integrating with what our customers already have,” said Puppet Chief Product Officer Omri Gazitt.  “The investments that we’re making in our partner ecosystem deliver on Puppet’s vision of empowering people to do more of what they love by helping them automate manual, error-prone processes across traditional infrastructure, cloud, containers, networking, and application development.”

Edited by Erik Linask

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