Sun Microsystems Uses Puppet to Improve Efficiency, Accelerate System Updates and Ensure Consistent Configurations Across All Their Web Server Architecture
As a premier online brand, Sun Microsystems has strict requirements for high-performance and guaranteed uptime for their top online properties like sun, java, mysql, openoffice and others. Sun needed a system administration tool that went beyond internally maintained scripts and batch jobs to ensure that their servers were configured consistently and updated in a timely manner. They chose Puppet to overcome from these challenges. They use Puppet to deploy vulnerability mitigations until they can schedule time to patch. Prior to Puppet identifying vulnerable systems was a time intensive process. The results of deploying Puppet solutions were system consistency, improved efficiency and increased visibility.