SaltStack: Scalable Configuration Management for Event-driven Automation

Marc Chenn, CEO & Co-founder
With the continuously increasing pile of data, and upgradation of product to meet consumer demand, keeping a track of the product portfolio could be a cumbersome task for companies. To overcome this challenge, companies are now embracing configuration management to maintain consistency of a product's performance, functional and physical attributes. With configuration management in place, businesses are able to review the entire collection of systems, and make sure any changes made to one system do not adversely affect any of the other systems. However, a wide spectrum of tools for traditional systems management, cloud management and DevOps automation only address singular aspects of infrastructure and application control. Lehi, UT-based SaltStack is unique in offering an orchestration platform with native configuration management for automation of critical CloudOps, ITOps and DevOps tasks. The company is the creator of systems management software for server configuration, data centre infrastructure automation and cloud orchestration.

Founded in 2011, SaltStack develops systems management software, hybrid cloud building and orchestration, server provisioning and application configuration management. “We help cloud builders, data centre operators and enterprise IT organizations automate the most-difficult and complex cloud management tasks with speed and flexibility required by the most-advanced computing environments,” states Marc Chenn, CEO and co-founder, SaltStack.

The SaltStack Enterprise software helps IT organizations, systems administrators, site reliability engineers and developers configure and manage modern data centre infrastructure, applications and code. The SaltStack enterprise software assists businesses by taking a modern approach to systems management and is specifically built for the speed, scale and complexity of cloud and enterprise IT at scale.Built on an agile remote execution engine to enable efficient control of distributed infrastructure, code and data, the SaltStack software delivers cloud orchestration and configuration management from a single, natively integrated platform. The SaltStack Enterprise software also delivers an exclusive API layer built to provide easy and efficient integration with proprietary third-party technologies, existing infrastructure investments or line-of-business applications. SaltStack Enterprise manages any public or private cloud and abstracts any infrastructure from any application, code, virtualization or container, making efficient cloud deployment and orchestration an attainable reality.


SaltStack Enterprise manages any public or private cloud and abstracts, making efficient cloud deployment and orchestration an attainable reality


Originally designed for data center automation, the software also supports Windows and Macintosh operating systems in addition to all significant Linux and UNIX distributions. Built on the core elements of Salt, the SaltStack Enterprise includes an efficient web console, reporting and audit functions, user-based controls and permissions, and a database. Moreover, SaltStack Enterprise software also delivers an exclusive API layer that is built to provide easy and efficient integration with proprietary third-party technologies, existing infrastructure investments or line-of-business applications.

The company also provides services like SaltStack Support to help organizations deliver full orchestration, automation and control of any digital infrastructure. The SaltStack Support provides Salt Open users and SaltStack Enterprise customers with dedicated, prioritized access to the Salt brain trust for any Salt implementation. The SaltStack Support offerings can help increase the value and effectiveness of any SaltStack implementation by offering fast-lane access to the SaltStack team that created and maintains Salt software. Further, the company also offers expert consulting services to SaltStack Enterprise customers for new implementations and complex data centre transformation projects.

Moving ahead, SaltStack aims to enhance its product offering and expand its geographical footprint. The company also plans to continue to expand its substantial orchestration support for Docker and LXC application container technologies and support other containers like CoreOS Rocket to help IT operations organizations avoid the container version of VM sprawl.

Company
SaltStack

Headquarters
Lehi, UT

Management
Marc Chenn, CEO & Co-founder

Description
Provides configuration management software for the orchestration and automation of CloudOps, ITOps and DevOps