With a growing number of adopters (Twitter, EMI, GoGrid, paper.li, and more) and 2 years of intense development, Pallet, an open source fresh look at DevOps, is ready for prime time. With Pallet you can automate your cloud infrastructure from end to end, from server infrastructure management, service setup and configuration, to operating clusters of servers in a coordinated manner. All aspects are covered in a single package.
This talk is an introduction to Pallet focusing on key aspects where it differs from the current mainstream DevOps tooling. It will cover some of the abstractions in Pallet that make it distinct from Puppet or Chef, and we will illustrate this with some real world use cases for these.