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Extending Puppet - Second Edition by Jaime Soriano Pastor, Alessandro Franceschi

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Puppet for cloud and virtualization

Puppet is a child of our times: the boom of virtualization and cloud computing have boosted the need and the diffusion of software management tools that can accelerate deployment and the scale of new systems.

Puppet can be used to manage various aspects related to cloud computing and virtualization:

  • It can configure virtualization and cloud solutions, such as VMware, OpenStack, and Eucalyptus. This is done with different modules for different operating systems.
  • It can provide commands to provision instances on different clouds, such as Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine, and VMware. This is done with the cloud provisioner module and other community modules.

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