Infrastructure automation with the Windows platform is now a reality. With full Windows support in both Puppet and Chef, and Windows support coming soon for Ansible, technology teams can manage heterogeneous systems of Linux/*NIX and Windows environments using the same tooling, with cross-platform code.
We were fortunate to be joined by Stephen Nelson-Smith (@LordCope), Chef expert and author of Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef, Steve Thair from DevOpsGuys (@TheOpsMgr), Milos Gajdos (@milosgajdos), and Owain Perry from JustGiving (@owainperry), all of whom gave talks about infrastructure automation on Windows.
If you manage Windows infrastructure, you need to use infrastructure automation to reduce the time taken for changes and to reduce the risk of errors. If you have had success automating Windows infrastructure, we’d love to hear your story in the comments below.
(This was a joint meetup between Infracoders London and London Continuous Delivery)