As ‘everything as a service’ is becoming a common practice in modern IT infrastructure, it’s increasingly important to orchestrate and automate the building blocks of infrastructure, including change management. That’s where DevOps tools like the open source systems and configuration management SaltStack comes in.
I visited the SaltStack booth at SCaLE 14x, where they’ve been a sponsor since 2012. In a separate conversation with Christer Edwards, a sysadmin at Adobe, he told me about how Salt is being used in Adobe’s marketing division. It captured my interest, so I reached out to Salt creator Thomas Hatch to learn more.