What is Puppet Labs?

Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.
Puppet Labs is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.
Puppet Labs is an open source tool with 7.1K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Puppet Labs's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Puppet Labs?

227 companies reportedly use Puppet Labs in their tech stacks, including Uber, Twitch, and Accenture.

608 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Puppet Labs.

Puppet Labs Integrations

Datadog, AWS CodeDeploy, Zulip, Netdata, and Spinnaker are some of the popular tools that integrate with Puppet Labs. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Puppet Labs.
Pros of Puppet Labs
Automate it
Reusable components
Dynamic and idempotent server configuration
Great community
Very scalable
Cloud management
Easy to maintain
Free tier
Works with Amazon EC2
Works with Azure
Works with OpenStack
Ease of use

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Puppet Labs's Features

  • Insight- Puppet Enterprise's event inspector gives immediate and actionable insight into your environment, showing you what changed, where and how by classes, nodes and resources.
  • Discovery- Puppet Enterprise delivers a dynamic and fully-pluggable discovery service that allows you to take advantage of any data source or real-time query results to quickly locate, identify and group cloud nodes.
  • Provisioning- Automatically provision and configure bare metal, virtual, and private or public cloud capacity, all from a single pane. Save time getting your cloud projects off the ground by reusing the same configuration modules you set up for your physical deployments.
  • Configuration Management- Puppet Enterprise's declarative, model-based approach automates repetitive tasks and eliminates configuration drift. You define the desired state of your infrastructure, and Puppet Enterprise enforces this state, freeing you to work on tougher projects.
  • Orchestration- Quickly deploy critical updates, like security patches, across hundreds of servers in seconds, or proactively initiate Puppet runs to update configurations and report changes. Puppet Enterprise allows you to orchestrate controlled, multi-step operations to targeted collections of nodes, giving you complete control over infrastructure changes.
  • Reporting- Get visibility into your infrastructure, browse resources, and view reports that help you manage your configuration. Puppet Enterprise provides node hardware and software inventory, Puppet run change reports, and node configuration graphs via the product's console or 3rd party APIs.

Puppet Labs Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Puppet Labs?
With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
It is a zero-dependency module that loads environment variables from a .env file into process.env. Storing configuration in the environment separate from code is based on The Twelve-Factor App methodology.
Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
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Puppet Labs's Followers
777 developers follow Puppet Labs to keep up with related blogs and decisions.