Automating Windows services with Puppet can eliminate an enormous amount of manual work for IT teams.
Five Ways Puppet Helps Organizations to Automate Windows Services
Modernize Windows Infrastructure
Organizations can manage mission-critical workloads and scale using DevOps. Puppet is an end-to-end tool for managing IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). It helps eliminate the manual workflows and silos that exist between teams. Puppet does this by automating the infrastructure organizations depend on.
Puppet allows organizations to use the same tools across operating systems, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Puppet can help IT maintain the desired state of infrastructure, ensure compliance, and harden the baseline system configurations.
Simplifies Patch Management
IT can keep systems healthy, secure, and compliant at all times by eliminating the error-prone and time-consuming patching tasks. Puppet does this through the automated patching workflow feature. IT personnel have the power to set Windows configuration and automate how servers remain compliant, updated, and patched concerning regulatory standards. Puppet ensures consistency with the Windows Server Update Service.
Eases Migration to Azure
Organizations can automate new machines in Microsoft Azure using Puppet and Terraform. Puppet allows for visibility across cloud and on-premises resources. This gives IT great insight into the infrastructure under management.
With Puppet, it becomes easier to redeploy on-premises workloads on Azure using the same Puppet configurations.
Ensure Compliance and Security
Puppet enables organizations to automate how they patch and update servers. It also allows them to remain compliant with regulatory standards, such as SOX, CIS, STIG, and PCI. IT can easily audit the organization’s infrastructure with insights configuration details, number of systems, specific security requirements, and others.