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Contributed article by Luke Kanies, founder and CEO at Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs Cloud Predictions for 2013
One admin to rule
them all: We will see technology and teams move more to a world where
administration no longer lives in systems, storage, network, and database silos,
and instead to a world where a single admin uses cross-platform, cross-silo
tools to manage the entire infrastructure with one toolchain and from one pane
of glass. 2013 will merely be the first step - there are a lot of
organizational and technological changes necessary to make this truly pervasive,
and it ties nicely with devops and cloud.
is still sexy but also still not really changing the market. There still isn't a
major player truly focused on PaaS. It's sexy, but the rubber has by no means
met the road.
cloud finally dies: Software Defined
Infrastructure is what people actually want, and ‘cloud' has become a useless
term. In 2013, you won't be asked whether you have a private cloud, you won't be forced to have
a cloud strategy, and we can finally admit that most of what people are calling
the cloud is just SaaS. Unfortunately for some people, this means you might
have to actually talk about your business priorities and technology choices.
About the Author
founded Puppet and Puppet Labs in 2005 out of fear and desperation, with
the goal of producing a better operations tool and changing how we manage
systems. He has been publishing and speaking on his work in systems
administration since 1997, focusing on development since 2001. He has developed
and published multiple simple sysadmin tools and contributed to established
products like Cfengine, and has presented on Puppet and other tools around the
world, including OSCON, LISA, Linux.Conf.au, and FOSS.in. His work with Puppet
has been an important part of DevOps and delivering on the promise of cloud