Danger – Cloud at Work

No blogs for a while, I’m afraid, not due to lack of topics but lack of (priority of) time. I have recently started working on a major cloud project at a large investment bank in the City (of London). This is using vCloud Director and some other nascent products from VMware. All very interesting and challenging and I certainly hope to blog about it when I have the time!

Puppet Labs

I attended (in the line of duty one might say) a couple of talks from the folks at Puppet Labs last Thursday (2nd) after they had finished a training course in London. A couple of interesting things occured to me as a result.

Firstly Puppet Labs could be a version of RedPixie in the future. They have grown from 4 people startup a year ago to 30ish now doing product development and professional services to a number of large organisations.

Secondly, R.I. Pienaar gave a talk on m-collective, recently acquired by Puppet Labs. What struck me about this is that it is very, very similar to a product that myself and a colleague wrote six years ago. Methinks ours was better because it did not require an agent to be installed on each client :-). Functionally it looked 99% the same, from what I could tell from one rather short talk.