Puppet Camp Sydney 2016 Diaxion Review


“Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance. Using Puppet, you can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage change, scaling from 10s of servers to 1000s, on-premise or in the cloud.”

In May Diaxion had the privilege of being a sponsor at the Sydney Puppet Camp. The day began with an informative session by Nigel Kersten – CIO & VP of Operations. He gave an introduction of what is puppet and what puppet looks like in 2016.

Some clients shared their journeys and experiences as well. Scott Coulton from Healthdirect Australia share his puppet & Docker Swarm journey. Steve Tyson from William Hill also had the story about his experiences and challenges how William Hill migrated from traditional infrastructure model to puppet base infrastructure as code model.

The afternoon kicked off with Nicholas Maesepp giving a great walk-through about Atlassian’s DevOpt Model and how Puppet be implemented and beneficial to the development lifecycle.

The remainder of the afternoon allowed for demonstrations by Jimmy Duong, NASDAQ; Steve Curtis, ANZ; Tim Cinel, Atlassian. This was a great chance where the audience can see and learn how the actual Puppet migration takes place and how efficiency to managed the infrastructure by using Puppet. The new features of Puppet Enterprise Console were also introduced, like the option to add class on top of configuration files, drag and link the configuration file with the host devices and many more.

The day finished off with drinks and networking. It was a great chance to hear from the Puppet prominent community members, sharing experiences, and discussing the potential of Puppet implementations.

Can wait until the Melbourne camp in November. See you there!