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Easy Cross-Platform PowerShell Automation with Bolt

Simplify your infrastructure automation with Bolt.

Maintaining scripts across an assortment of PowerShell hosts can be difficult to manage and scale across teams. Bolt makes getting started with automation on Windows easy!

Bolt is an agentless, multi-platform automation tool that allows you to get started with infrastructure automation with no agent software or Puppet knowledge. Bolt is driven through a command line interface (CLI) and connects to remote systems via SSH and WinRM.

You will learn more about Bolt and how it can help simplify your infrastructure automation. You’ll have a chance to see how Bolt enables you to:

- Run PowerShell code on platforms other than Windows
- Drive the organization of code into tasks, which can then be orchestrated together as plans
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  • The DevOps Playbook: How to Start, Scale, and Succeed Recorded: Jul 25 2019 57 mins
    Alanna Brown Dir. of Prdct Mrktng Puppet, Nigel Kersten Chief Tech Strategist Puppet, Andi Mann Chief Tech Advocate Splunk
    Real-world guidance from the 2018 State of DevOps Report.

    Over the past few years, Puppet’s annual State of DevOps Report has shown that DevOps practices have a positive impact on business results, improving speed, agility, security, and stability. This link is widely acknowledged; what’s less clear is how to achieve these results.

    Our 2018 State of DevOps Report is a prescriptive guide to achieving DevOps success: from building the foundation to scaling across teams. Based on the experiences of over 3,000 survey respondents, we’ve mapped distinct phases of the evolution and the key practices needed to advance to each stage.

    In this webinar, the report’s authors discuss findings from the report, the five stages of DevOps evolution, and how they apply to your organization.
  • Easy Cross-Platform PowerShell Automation with Bolt Recorded: Jul 9 2019 49 mins
    Ethan Brown, Principal Software Engineer, and James Pogran, Sr. Software Engineer
    Simplify your infrastructure automation with Bolt.

    Maintaining scripts across an assortment of PowerShell hosts can be difficult to manage and scale across teams. Bolt makes getting started with automation on Windows easy!

    Bolt is an agentless, multi-platform automation tool that allows you to get started with infrastructure automation with no agent software or Puppet knowledge. Bolt is driven through a command line interface (CLI) and connects to remote systems via SSH and WinRM.

    You will learn more about Bolt and how it can help simplify your infrastructure automation. You’ll have a chance to see how Bolt enables you to:

    - Run PowerShell code on platforms other than Windows
    - Drive the organization of code into tasks, which can then be orchestrated together as plans
  • Puppet & Gigaom Present: DevOps Beyond the Controlled Environment Recorded: Jun 27 2019 59 mins
    Jon Collins, principal analyst and DevOps lead at GigaOm and Nigel Kersten, VP of Engineering at Puppet
    Scaling DevOps for long-term success.

    Nearly all of today’s enterprise organizations are doing something related to DevOps. All too frequently, however, the set of best practices remain confined to the minority. It is no coincidence, therefore, that organizations are asking themselves how they can scale and broaden the use of DevOps.

    In this webinar, Jon Collins, principal analyst and DevOps lead at GigaOm, speaks to Nigel Kersten, VP of Engineering at Puppet about the attendant set of challenges that face these organizations, and what should be in the toolkit of anyone looking to scale their DevOps initiatives.

    Topics of discussion include:
    - How to move from automating your own services to services you don’t run and are not the consumer of
    - The roles, characters, and archetypes that are needed or will emerge, and how to best leverage them
    - How to educate, involve, and inspire stakeholders at all levels, from the board to the front line
  • 7 Steps to Unstick App Delivery Velocity Recorded: Jun 25 2019 55 mins
    Chris Condo, Forrester analyst and Alex Bilmes, Sr. Director of Product at Puppet
    Best practices to improve velocity and time to value.

    Despite its high priority, most companies struggle to accelerate the velocity of software releases. A common mistake is to over-prioritize automation at the expense of other critical factors like reducing waste, improving team dynamics, or aligning efforts with the company's bottom line.

    In this webinar, Forrester analyst Chris Condo and Alex Bilmes, Sr. Director of Product at Puppet, discuss practical steps software development teams can take to ensure that people and process get the same attention as automation investments, including:

    - The importance of taking a lean approach to ensure value is being delivered
    - Projects vs. products
    - How technology can help development teams improve velocity and time to value
  • The DevOps Playbook: How to Start, Scale, and Succeed Recorded: Jun 19 2019 58 mins
    Alanna Brown, Nigel Kersten & Andi Mann
    Real-world guidance from the 2018 State of DevOps Report.

    Over the past few years, Puppet’s annual State of DevOps Report has shown that DevOps practices have a positive impact on business results, improving speed, agility, security, and stability. This link is widely acknowledged; what’s less clear is how to achieve these results.

    Our 2018 State of DevOps Report is a prescriptive guide to achieving DevOps success: from building the foundation to scaling across teams. Based on the experiences of over 3,000 survey respondents, we’ve mapped distinct phases of the evolution and the key practices needed to advance to each stage.

    In this webinar, the report’s authors discuss findings from the report, the five stages of DevOps evolution, and how they apply to your organization.
  • DevOps for Your Cloud Project - What’s Behind the Success of Cloud Adoption? Recorded: Jun 18 2019 19 mins
    Alberta Bosco, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Puppet
    The shift to the cloud is about breaking down traditional barriers and opening new lines of communication and collaboration to solve problems. If you have already implemented DevOps practices in your organisation you will find it much easier to transition to the cloud.

    Why? Because cloud transformation requires significant collaboration between different teams. Because cloud adoption is complex a diverse, cross-functional team with experience and perspectives from around the company, can help create a collaborative environment that enables success.

    In this talk you will learn:

    How to manage the cultural shift required for a successful cloud project;

    How to build cross-teams, establish processes, adopt new tools and define KPIs;

    How to identify areas for improvement, increase agility and efficiency.
  • Puppet Product Announcements Recorded: Feb 26 2019 44 mins
    Deepak Giridharagopal, CTO & Chief Architect at Puppet
    Deepak Giridharagopal, CTO & Chief Architect at Puppet, shares the latest product announcements from Puppet. Learn how to expand your automation from infrastructure to application delivery.
  • Ops Hates Containers. Why? Recorded: Feb 26 2019 25 mins
    Martin Alfke, CEO, example42 GmbH
    “Docker, Docker, Docker, Docker…”

    Developers really love Docker. One might think configuration management is no longer needed due to the ease of spinning up the platform on a laptop with a low-resource footprint. But how do you deploy laptops in data centers? This talk will give you an insight into how we (more Ops then Dev) started to learn (and love) containers, the issues we saw when running them in larger scale, how Ops people should start dealing with Container technologies, and why Puppet is still needed.
  • Building a DevOps Pipeline with AWS Recorded: Feb 26 2019 25 mins
    Mark Rambow, Software Development Manager, Amazon
    This session will walk you through building your DevOps pipeline with the AWS Development and Management tools. We will leverage AWS CodePipeline to create a setup that allows us to automatically test and promote infrastructure changes to production. We will use AWS CloudFormation for resource provisioning, AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise for on-instance configuration, and AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise and AWS Config for monitoring and compliance. With these tools we will be able to create a fully automated pipeline to deploy, manage, and scale the AWS environment.

    We'll cover how to:

    - Employ DevOps practices and treating infrastructure as code makes it easy to share, test, and enforce changes across AWS
    - Discover the benefits of automation when creating, scheduling, and reviewing releases for environment change
    - Gain situational awareness and drive change with confidence
    - Orchestrate changes to infrastructure and applications
    - Continually enforce your desired state and remediate any unexpected changes
    - Get real-time visibility and reporting to prove compliance
  • We're in This Together: Lessons from Growing a Collaborative Culture Recorded: Feb 26 2019 28 mins
    Martin Jackson, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Walmart
    How does one of the largest companies in the world scale automation and DevOps practices across their enterprise? At Walmart, we started small with a 3-person team of engineers, automating one resource at a time across tens of thousands of servers. We learned that small changes can have a big impact, and three years into our journey, we’ve automated tens of millions of resources across almost one hundred thousand servers spanning stores, data centers and distribution centers around the world. But the real victory has been helping other teams adopt automation and building an internal community of Puppet users which has helped us scale our automation efforts beyond what our small core team of developers could do alone.

    In this session you’ll learn:

    - The practices that were critical to scaling our success, including some overlooked practices like documentation
    - How we measure success, especially for things that are hard to measure, like culture
    - Lessons learned throughout the journey and how to apply them to your business, including some mistakes we made along the way
    - How we plan to expand automation to more teams in the future
  • Puppet + Google Cloud: Migrating to the Cloud with Puppet Recorded: Feb 26 2019 23 mins
    Alex Stephen and Nathan McKinley, Software Engineers, Google
    The easiest tool to use is the tool you already understand. As you migrate to the cloud, the quickest route to building a scalable, complex deployment is using the same pipelines and tooling that you use on-premises. Google + Puppet have been building out a series of modules that allow you to construct your cloud infrastructure quickly using Puppet. You will learn how these modules will help you migrate quickly to the cloud, help you effortlessly scale your workflows, and leverage your institutional Puppet knowledge.
  • Why Kubernetes Won't Save Your Application Recorded: Feb 26 2019 25 mins
    Carl Caum, Product Manager, Puppet
    Modern packaging and deployment technologies won't make great applications. This talk will focus on how to build reinforcing cultures of experimentation and learning to better meet your customers' needs.
  • The Hows and Whats of Service Monitoring at CERN Recorded: Feb 26 2019 22 mins
    David Moreno García, DevOps Engineer, CERN
    The CERN IT infrastructure is spread across different countries providing different resources for physics computing, analysing the petabytes of data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments. We have approximately 40k Puppet managed nodes and more than one hundred virtual machines providing the necessary infrastructure to support this. Monitoring has become a key aspect of our daily operations, allowing us not only to identify problems in real time but also to narrow down the causes of them. In the long term it is also a key asset in the planning for the future and the improvement of the efficiency of the team.

    This session is focused on showcasing how we monitor our Puppet infrastructure (using tools like ElasticSearch, collectd, Flume, Kibana and Grafana among others), and how this has helped us in real situations.
  • Postmodern Puppet: Puppet Enterprise 2019 and Puppet 6 Recorded: Feb 26 2019 29 mins
    Eric Sorenson, Director of Product Management, Puppet
    Learn about the brand new version of Puppet Enterprise, PE2019. It's built on the latest open source Puppet 6 Platform and includes a host of new features, usability improvements, performance enhancements, and bug fixes.
  • Scaling DevOps Success Before Cynicism Takes Over Recorded: Feb 26 2019 27 mins
    Michael Stahnke, Director of Engineering, Puppet
    You’re winning with DevOps, now what? For the last decade we’ve seen case studies on high-performing teams who’ve implemented DevOps practices. How does this scale beyond the team? How do we influence skeptics? Let’s look at scaling out success when the point of reference is larger than the team. Success using DevOps practices has been unevenly distributed. Some teams claim success while their colleagues and peers struggle with basic technology delivery. For the organization as a whole, continuing to improve optimized areas results only in local gains. The true promise of DevOps was to globally optimize technology delivery. How do you scale? How do you influence others teams, or a whole department? How do you overcome blockers that were originally seen as beyond your scope of control?

    This discussion will walk through scaling DevOps practices beyond the team or small number of teams by upleveling the discussion to focus on department or org-level patterns. This scaling will cover grass-roots expansion of success, the trade-offs of a top-down mandate, and forcing functions to steer multiple groups of people on their aligned goals. There are still metrics to use when looking at DevOps from a larger perspective, and those are covered as well.
  • Keeping Secrets in the Cloud: How to Automate Sensitive Data Protection Recorded: Oct 16 2018 45 mins
    Lindsey Smith, Principal Engineering Product Manager
    A move to the cloud provides an opportunity — and a responsibility — to rethink existing practices and workflows, especially when it comes to security. Breaking down monolithic applications and taking advantage of cloud services necessitates new methods of protection.

    You also need the agility boost and reliability that increased automation brings. You’ll need to prepare for security breaches, auditing access to secrets, and maintaining compliance in a scalable and efficient way.

    In this talk, we’ll explore key concerns for cloud security, and how to leverage increased automation to protect secrets, keys and credentials without undue complexity.
  • The DevOps Playbook: How to Start, Scale, and Succeed Recorded: Oct 3 2018 58 mins
    Alanna Brown Dir. of Prdct Mrktng Puppet, Nigel Kersten Chief Tech Strategist Puppet, Andi Mann Chief Tech Advocate Splunk
    Over the past few years, Puppet’s annual State of DevOps Report has shown that DevOps practices have a positive impact on business results, improving speed, agility, security, and stability. This link is widely acknowledged; what’s less clear is how to achieve these results.

    Our 2018 State of DevOps Report is a prescriptive guide to achieving DevOps success: from building the foundation to scaling across teams. Based on the experiences of over 3,000 survey respondents, we’ve mapped distinct phases of the evolution and the key practices needed to advance to each stage.

    In this webinar, the report’s authors discuss findings from the report, the five stages of DevOps evolution, and how they apply to your organization.
  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery: The Keys to Digital Transformation Recorded: Jul 17 2018 48 mins
    Carl Caum, Engineering Product Manager, Puppet
    Your customers have become accustomed to new capabilities at unprecedented speeds. In order to meet expectations and outperform your competitors, you need to continuously — and reliably — deploy updates to applications and infrastructure, while minimizing risk and downtime.

    In this talk, you’ll learn why DevOps and continuous delivery are the single greatest changes your organization can embrace to achieve your digital transformation goals, and what you’ll need to get started.
  • Critical Considerations for Continuous Delivery: Automating Application Delivery Recorded: May 15 2018 54 mins
    Rahul Singh-VP of Engineering, Michael Olson-Sr. Product Marketing Manager
    While there are plenty of resources and tools to begin tinkering with automated software delivery and application release automation, what makes the difference between delivering software infrequently vs. on-demand? Watch our on-demand webinar to learn three key considerations you should make if you’re serious about continuous delivery.

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss:

    - (Finally) moving to an agile practice: More than an industry buzzword, agile development practices are crucial to unlocking the full potential of continuous delivery while offering a means to benchmark progress.
    - How to get full control and visibility into the software delivery pipeline: When teams spend less time manually pushing software out, they can assess and address process pains and obstacles.
    - Why standardizing your software delivery process and toolchain is critical: Silos exist across the software delivery lifecycle because of the sheer number of different tools available: it’s time to standardize these to break down the silos.
  • Discover and take action on any resource in your IT estate Recorded: May 15 2018 44 mins
    John Tonello-Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Puppet, Carl Caum-Product Marketing Engineer at Puppet
    Whether you’re grappling with brownfield environments that aren’t under management, infrastructure inherited from various acquisitions or shadow IT, one of the earliest and most significant challenges to achieving pervasive automation is not knowing what you have. Simply put, you can’t automate what you don’t know exists. This is why discovery of your infrastructure resources is step zero in bringing automation to any organization.

    Puppet Discovery solves this problem by giving you an accurate, real-time picture of your IT inventory so you always know what’s running, and can prioritize what to automate.

    Join Carl Caum, Engineering Product Manager for Puppet Discovery, and John Tonello, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, for a closer look at Puppet Discovery’s capabilities:

    - See everything you have running on your servers, VMs and containers in an intuitive dashboard, so you know what’s under management, and what’s not.
    - Unlike clunky CMDB tools and static spreadsheets, Puppet Discovery maintains a dynamic and actionable inventory, making it easy to see exactly what software, services and operating systems are running.
    - More than just a resource inventory, Puppet Discovery provides deep insights about infrastructure, bridging the gap between resource discovery and automation.
    - Unlike any other solution, Puppet Discovery allows you to take action on what you find, including restarting and stopping services and installing the Puppet agent
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