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Enterprise 2015.2 By @PuppetLabs | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #API

New user interface delivers the Interactive Graph for visualizing infrastructure code

Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.

For the first time, IT teams have a visual representation of the models defined by their code, making it easier to respond to changes quickly. "One of the fundamental tenets of DevOps is to manage your infrastructure as code. It makes practices like unit testing, peer review, version control and continuous delivery possible," said Nigel Kersten, CIO of Puppet Labs. "I'm thrilled that, for the first time, users can now visualize their code -- actually see the models they build. This kind of visualization and insight will become more important for teams as they manage an increasingly complex set of technologies and infrastructure."

New User Interface
Puppet Enterprise is rapidly becoming the lingua franca of the data center. More and more organizations rely on Puppet Enterprise, extending it across diverse teams and scaling it to their rapidly expanding infrastructure to manage compute, storage and networking from a single platform. Puppet Enterprise 2015.2 offers a new user interface for managing large, complex infrastructures, including the first interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code.

Interactive Node Graph
In an industry first, Puppet Enterprise 2015.2 includes a dynamic, interactive graph that visualizes infrastructure models that admins have defined with their Puppet code. Now that teams can visualize the models they've built, it's easier to optimize their code and respond to changes faster, ultimately reducing the time it takes to return infrastructure to the correct, desired state when it diverges.

Why Code Visualization Matters.
DevOps-driven organizations have multiple code contributors from different teams across IT. This makes collaboration key to creating agile, maintainable and robust code. Visualizing the models defined by infrastructure code helps multiple teams identify where the models can be improved to minimize failures, improve change response time and further enable collaboration around infrastructure. The 2015 State of DevOps Report, Puppet Labs annual report and survey polling more than 5,000 IT professionals, points out that a key component of success is the ability to provide entire teams with visualizations that show entire teams the state of work in progress and the quality of that work.

Inventory Filtering
It's now easy to filter and search thousands of puppetized nodes and quickly locate infrastructure with specific characteristics. This is especially powerful for organizations that use Puppet Enterprise to track operating system updates, server migrations, warranty expirations and other factors that change across their infrastructure. For example, if you want to migrate from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012, the new node filtering makes it simple to track the burndown of 2003 and uptake of 2012 across your data center.

New Unified Agent
The 2015.2 release unifies the open source and commercial agent technologies on the same codebase. The result is a simpler, easier upgrade path for the thousands of organizations around the world currently using Open Source Puppet that want to take advantage of additional innovation.

Further improvements to core agent technologies make the Puppet agent lighter and faster. For example, one of the core agent components is now at least 20 times faster, and has a 50 percent smaller memory footprint.

Puppet Language Changes
Puppet's simple programming language is the most widely used means of describing and managing infrastructure. The newest release of Puppet Enterprise includes major enhancements to the Puppet language that make it easier to write and maintain even more powerful Puppet code. Enhancements include iteration, parameter type checking and better error handling, in addition to changes that improve the usability, completeness and consistency of the language itself.

Additional Infrastructure Support
Last year, Puppet Labs introduced Puppet Supported modules, assuring customers of professional support for managing their most commonly used and critical infrastructure, such as Amazon Web Services, Docker, Microsoft SQL Server, Tomcat, and more. As part of the 2015.2 release, Puppet Labs is announcing availability of a couple new Puppet Supported modules.

  • Citrix NetScaler. A new Puppet Supported module (https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/netscaler) eliminates errors with load balancing and content switching, by enabling application delivery controller devices to match the same defined configurations as computing infrastructure.
  • VMware vSphere. A new Puppet Supported module (https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/vsphere) accelerates provisioning of virtual machines, and allows IT teams to launch and configure virtual machines and manage CPU, memory and machine configuration over time.

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DevOps Summit Power Panel | Balancing the Three Pillars of DevOps

In this @DevOpsSummit Power Panel - moderated by Andi Mann (founder of @Sageable) - Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs; Haseeb Budhani, co-founder and CEO of Soha; and Dalibor Siroky, Director and co-founder atPlutora; discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might slip up with the wrong focus, how to manage change and risk in all three areas, what is possible and what is not, where to start, and especially how new structures, processes, and technologies can help drive a new DevOps culture.

Microservices & IoT Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit
Buzzword Alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong?

In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetić, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.

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Containers & Microservices Expo To Be Colocated with @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, November 3-5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
SYS-CON Events announced on June 9, 2015 at the Javits Center that the 2nd "Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, and the "Third Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 7-9, 2016, at Javits Center in New York City.

Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.

Microservices focuses on the business and technology of the software architecture design pattern, in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using language-agnostic APIs.

Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda.

Rather than just stuff an OS into a container, for example, developers and deployers should consider a spectrum of microservices and what they can do.

New York and Silicon Valley Sponsors and Exhibitors
During our last New York and Silicon Valley events, over 12,000 (audited) delegates registered and participated in the world's largest DevOps, Containers, and Microservices show, colocated with Cloud Expo. Our conference delegates met with over 150 of the world's leading technology pioneers that were among the sponsors and exhibitors, including:


@DevOpsSummit New York (June 9-11, 2015) Actifio Booth at the Javits Center

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SYS-CON Media CEO Carmen Gonzalez (@GonzalezCarmen) at the Javits Center, Manhattan the day before @DevOpsSummit New York 2015 opens

IndependenceIT, Infor, InMage, Innodisk, Intelligent Systems, Isomorhpic , ITinvolve, iwNetworks, Ixia, iXsystems , Jelastic, Kintone, KOTRA , Liaison, Litmus Automation, MangoApps, Matrix.org, MediaTek Labs, MetraTech (now part of Ericsson), Microsoft, Navisite, Net Access , Nimble Storage, NuoDB, Inc., Objectivity, OMG, Open Data Centers, OpenCrowd, Optimal Design, Oracle, OutSystems, Parasoft, Peak10, Peer 1 Hosting, PluralSight, Plutora, ProfitBricks, PubNub, Quality Technology Services , Quantum, Qubell, RackWare , Rancher Labs, Red Hat, r-evolutionapp , RingStor, Robomq.io, SafeLogic, SAP, ScaleMP, Seagate, Secure Infrastructure & Services, Sematext , SendGrid , Serena Software, Sherweb, SimpleECM, Site 24x7, Smartvue Corporation, SOASTA, SoftLayer, an IBM Company, SoftwareAG, Soha, Solgenia, SPAN Systems, Spirent, StackIQ, Stateless Networks, Storpool, Stratogent, Stratoscale, Supermicro, SUSE, Tau Institute, Telecity, Telehouse, Telestax, The New York Times , The Vision Times, TierPoint, TMCnet, Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium, Tufin, Ulunsoft, Utimaco, VASCO Data Security, Veeam, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Vicom Computer Services, VictorOps, Virtustream, VITRIA Technology, Vormetric, WHOA.com, Will Jaya, Windstream, WSM - Website Movers International, Zentera Systems, Zerto.


Two @DevOpsSummit New York faculty mebers, Docker's John Willis (@botchagalupe) with Docker's Jerome Petazzoni (@jpetazo) on the expo floor


Rancher Labs booth at @DevOpsSummit New York was packed for three days

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