Puppet Forge Will Be Used to Further Automate Common Configuration Management Automation Tasks
Puppet Labs, home of Puppet, the open source leader in data center automation, today announced the launch of Puppet Forge, a central repository for Puppet Modules. One of the key strengths of Puppet is its active and supportive community. Puppet Modules are sets of instructions used by Puppet to automate processes, whether it’s setting up a database server or web server. When Puppet users create these modules they can now add them to the Puppet Forge for the entire Puppet community to benefit from them.
Prior to the Puppet Forge users have hosted their own content for others to use on sites like github.com or on their own web servers. While this was valuable, it was inefficient since there was no central location to share or find new modules.
“Puppet Forge is a major step forward for Puppet Labs and the Puppet community. We want to make it as easy as possible to create, share and find Puppet Modules that can accelerate and enhance the value our user community gets out of Puppet,” said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. “We are launching Puppet Forge to further enhance the automation of common configuration management tasks, but ultimately this just makes it easier for the community to benefit themselves and each other.”
Puppet Forge will be used to search for existing solutions to common IT configuration management problems. This now makes it possible to browse all of the community’s contributed content by category and share work created by some of the greatest minds in the Puppet community. This also provides a very easy mechanism for Puppet users to contribute content back to the community. They simply need to create an account and upload and categorize their Puppet Module.
“As Puppet Forge grows and gathers more content, we expect it will become the most popular way to find out how to deploy any application — this is the kind of sharing that open source is all about,” said Michael DeHaan, product manager at Puppet Labs.