12/15/2016 1:34:49 PM
How to defend yourselves against a DevOps project failure
Failover Software,DevOps Practices,Hardware Failure Solutions
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How to defend yourselves against a DevOps project failure



Richard Harris Richard Harris in DevOps Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Software can be the difference between success or abject failure for a business. Organizations that understand this reality are increasingly turning to more advanced failover processes to ensure greater software quality to their customers. That's why Puppet has announced the availability of Puppet Enterprise 2016. This latest product is introducing automated high availability capabilities for it to ensure customers can manage their critical infrastructure and software even during outages.
 
“In the past year, there’s been a large increase in the number of enterprises making strategic, organization-wide investments in Puppet Enterprise as the foundation for their DevOps practices,” said Jamie Hull, VP of product at Puppet. “As these organizations increasingly rely on Puppet Enterprise to manage their mission critical technology, they need assurance that even in the event of outages, Puppet Enterprise will always be available. With Puppet Enterprise 2016.5 we’re eliminating the need for manual intervention in disaster recovery and failover processes, so Puppet Enterprise is always on, even if there’s an outage on the infrastructure you use to run Puppet.”
 
With their newest addition, customers have a simple, out-of-the-box, automated failover workflow. And because it can automatically detect when a problem affects the Puppet master, no manual intervention is required for disaster recovery or failover processes.

How does it work?


When a failure is detected on the Puppet master, whether due to a network outage, hardware failure or other problem, Puppet Enterprise will automatically fail over to a replica Puppet master provisioned in the same data center. Should the primary master fail, the replica will automatically take over to ensure that it continues to orchestrate deployments and enforce the desired configurations, ensuring continual compliance for critical applications and infrastructure.