Salt Air 24 – Salt Open 2016.3 (Boron) Release Highlights

July 7, 2016 - Thomas Hatch
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Learn more about all the new features and major updates delivered in the Salt Open Boron 2016.3 release. Dave Boucha, SaltStack senior software engineer, will review and demonstrate many of the new and updated features including Salt Reactor capabilities for event-driven automation, Salt Proxy Minion for managing network and edge devices, and more reliable and performant Salt Syndic. Also we’ll cover some of highlights of dozens of new state and execution modules and integrations with technologies like AWS Lambda, Splunk, Mesos, Juniper, Docker, OpenNebula, Windows DSC, Mac OSX, and many more.

“Alright let’s get started. Thank you everybody for joining this SaltStack webinar this morning. This is Rhett Glauser with SaltStack. A couple housekeeping items before we get started. We are recording this webinar and we’ll make the recording available to all registered attendees probably within about 24 hours after we wrap up the webinar this morning. Keep in mind we would love to answer any questions you have but to preserve the quality of the webinar recording we have muted all lines. If you do have questions please enter them into the chat function within the go to meeting panel. Right now you should be seeing Dave Boucha, Dave is a senior SaltStack software engineer. He’ll be delivering the bulk of the presentation and the demo on this webinar today. You should see his face and his slides there. Again I’ll just I’ll be helping to moderate this webinar and so I think we can we can jump right in. Dave if you don’t mind going to the next slide we’ll get started and I’ll provide just a quick intro here.”

“If you’ve new to the Salt project, I assume most are rather familiar with with SaltStack but we want to not make any assumptions here, the Salt is a large software, open source software project, it’s big and getting bigger. Just to put things into perspective a little bit, we’ve had three of these releases over the last year. Boron being the latest of three within this last year. In that year you can see there we’ve had more than two million lines of code committed and almost 18,000 actual commits. It’s a large healthy active and very vibrant project. David if you don’t mind going to next slide. I’ll talk a little bit about why. Salt was initially created as a remote execution software platform. Our technical founder Thomas Hatch had been using other systems management tools that didn’t quite meet the level of scale and speed that he required in his day job. So he wrote Salt. Today Salt is not just from an execution, it’s not just configuration management, but Salt also does cloud control and we’ll talk quite a bit today about how salt does event-driven orchestration…” – Rhett Glauser 

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