Puppet zeroes in on containers, cloud workloads

Devops platform provider Puppet has introduced its Puppet Cloud Discovery service for learning what, exactly, users have running in the cloud and their impact.

As Puppet’s first foray into SaaS, the service offers visibility into cloud workloads, providing the same type of introspection as the on-premise Puppet Enterprise platform. For example, it can tell users if they might have vulnerabilities because they’re running an outdated version of OpenSSL, or it could inform users which virtual machines need to migrated when moving from Windows Server 2012 to 2016.

Cloud Discovery will debut in a preview form on the Amazon Web Services cloud later this month; plans call for it to eventually be supported on other cloud platforms as well.

Puppet is venturing into containers as well with the open source Project Lumogon, which tells users what they have running inside of Docker containers and helps them adhere to security and operational policies. It can reveal such details as which versions of OpenSSL are in use.

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