VMware is using Puppet technology in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, one of several collaborations between Puppet Labs and VMware, which made a $30 million investment in Puppet Labs in January. The investment made sense, as Puppet is a compatible management tool used by much of VMware’s user base. The vCloud Hybrid Service integration is yet another example of continued partnership and integration between the two companies, enabling the growth of DevOps.
VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service, which announced general availability during VMWorld, is the first enterprise-class, infrastructure-as-a-service public cloud that is completely compatible with VMware-virtualized data centers.
“The automation framework of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service was designed around ‘DevOps’ principles, and we were looking for a solution that would bring that approach to configuration management as part of cloud service provisioning,” said Mathew Lodge, vice president, Cloud Services, VMware. “We are pleased to use Puppet Labs’ technologies within VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.”
Joint customers currently benefit from the integration of Puppet Enterprise with VMware vCloud Automation Center, the Puppet Enterprise content pack for VMware vCenter Log Insight, and over 12 modules on the Puppet Forge to deploy VMware products, including VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter Operations Manager.
“Together, VMware and Puppet Labs give customers the agility and scalability they need to manage today’s complex heterogeneous environments,” said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. “Puppet Labs powers some of the largest and most successful cloud service providers, and this partnership with VMware extends our offerings in cloud automation.”
In addition to VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, Puppet Labs’ technologies also power many of the largest and most successful cloud service providers and ISV cloud software, including Salesforce.com, Dropbox, Cisco WebEx, OpenStack, and Red Hat.