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Community Events

Salt Test Clinic Live Stream Tue/Thu

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  • Tu 7-9 PM and Th 2-4 PM UTC

Weekly Thursday Open Hour

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  • 5-6 PM UTC
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Salt Extensions Overview

Fri March 26

  • 9-10 AM MDT
  • 3-4 PM UTC
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Recent Blogs

A Cybersecurity Post-Mortem for 2018

In 2018 we saw dozens of unfortunate enterprise cybersecurity incidents resulting in loss of data, privacy, money, and trust for…

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A Fresh Look at SaltStack

I recently accepted a product management role for SaltStack, the IT orchestration and automation software company, after spending a good…

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A Guide to Infrastructure Automation in 2020

Even though IT operations now takes advantage of highly adaptable platforms for IT infrastructure, they struggle more than ever with…

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Additional Open Source Projects


Pop is used to express the Plugin Oriented Programming Paradigm. The Plugin Oriented Programming Paradigm has been designed to make…

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Heist creates network tunnels for distributing and managing agents. While it has been originally built to deploy and manage Salt…

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AI/ML made easy Too often, AI and machine learning decisions are made in the darkness of a program where the…

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Idem is an idempotent data flow programming language. It exposes stateful programming constructs that makes things like enforcing the state…

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Looking for Enterprise-ready Salt?

Good news! Salt is now fully integrated into VMware vRealize Automation. Learn more about how Salt powers VMware’s leading automation platform and how you can harness the power of Salt across the enterprise.