Coinciding with this week’s OpenStack Summit in San Francisco, today we’re pleased to highlight the great community efforts around the Puppet modules for OpenStack. Working together, Puppet Labs and OpenStack community members Cisco, Red Hat, Rackspace, Morphlabs, and eNovance have designed and developed a collection of modules that allow sysadmins to automatically provision, configure, and manage OpenStack clouds with Puppet open source or Puppet Enterprise. The first of these modules, OpenStack cloud provisioning, is available today for free download from Puppet Forge.
Clouds & Community
Puppet and Puppet Enterprise already help sysadmins automatically provision and configure Amazon and VMware cloud infrastructures and now, together with the community, we’re bringing these capabilities to OpenStack. While OpenStack is a relative cloud newcomer, since its launch in the summer of 2010 it’s grown by leaps and bounds, and now boasts an active community of over 2,600 people representing more than 160 organizations.
These modules are a great demonstration of the benefits of community collaboration. For example, from the get-go the community pushed the project to be cross-platform, to support multiple different operating systems, back-end databases, and hypervisors. In addition, not only have community members been a great sources of innovation, but, in the true spirit of open source, the many eyeballs have made all (well, almost all ;-) bugs shallow.
You can check-out the first fruits of these efforts right now by downloading the OpenStack cloud provisioning module for free from Puppet Forge. In addition, we’re here at the OpenStack conference all week and throwing a special get-together tomorrow night Wednesday, April 18 5pm-8pm (follow us on Twitter @puppetlabs for details). We’d love to hear about your experience with OpenStack and your ideas about how to make Puppet + OpenStack even better!
Puppetize early and often,
- Attend our Wed Apr 18 9am talk about Puppet + OpenStack at the OpenStack SF Summit
- Watch this short video showing OpenStack cloud provisioning in action
- Download the OpenStack cloud provisioning module from Puppet Forge
- Attend our OpenStack technical webinar on Tuesday, May 1st, 11am PST
- Join our Puppet OpenStack mailing list to get the latest updates
- Read the press release