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Puppet Essentials by Felix Frank

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Taking Puppet to the cloud

It's time to finally talk about the cloud, which I managed to avoid when describing the different use cases. We will focus on the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) paradigm. These IaaS clouds consist of a network of virtual machines connected to the Internet. Each machine runs a basic operating system, which is chosen by the administrator.

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If you need a Platform as a Service (PaaS) implementation, read on to learn how you can practically implement your own PaaS system on top of an IaaS cloud using Puppet.

From Puppet's point of view, an IaaS cloud is not much different from a data center. After all, this kind of cloud was conceived to serve as a stand-in for physical data centers. It just replaces rack-mounted servers ...

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