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Constant Contact's use of Puppet has evolved from being an operations
tool for system configuration management to playing a central role in
our software life cycle management. Our Puppet architectural leadership
has moved to development but operations is still deeply engaged.
time our Puppet infrastructure has expanded from vanilla system
management to include application server datasources, then distributed
systems such as our 72-node Cassandra cluster, and finally to
full-fledged automated configuration management of our custom-built
applications and services (think applications as appliances).
is now a first-class-citizen in our software development process.
Development teams deliver Puppet manifests alongside deployables
describing configuration and deployment steps (configuration as code).
Puppet is now in control of all the artifacts (code, config..etc)
required for an individual application or service.
We'll tell the story how our Puppet implementation continues to evolve the meet the needs of a dynamic and fast-paced business.