SaltStack Announces Cloud Provisioning and Orchestration for Google Compute Engine

December 6, 2013 - Rhett Glauser

Google Compute Engine combined with SaltStack systems and configuration management software automates cloud for speed, scale and reliability

Salt Lake City – Dec. 6, 2013 – SaltStack, the full software stack for application configuration management, private cloud building, public cloud orchestration and autonomic infrastructure, today announced cloud provisioning and orchestration for Google Cloud Platform’s infrastructure service, Google Compute Engine, which was just released to general availability. Full details of the integration can be found in this SaltStack post on the Google Cloud Platform blog.

SaltStack is used by developers to get code into production faster and by engineers to command and control compute resources quickly and easily. SaltStack and Google Compute Engine are typically used together to build Web-scale and enterprise IT projects that require:

  • Rapid access to substantial compute resources;
  • Cost-aware and efficient compute consumption;
  • High-quality, hardened and secure VMs;
  • Flexibility to match unique projects and fluid demands;
  • Software to keep up with the speed and scale of modern cloud;
  • Easy, open and portable infrastructure control through a data-centric approach to automation;
  • Autonomic, event-driven compute resources that autoscale to demand.

SaltStack is first used to provision Google Compute Engine resources and then to provide ongoing management and automation of Google Compute Engine VMs and configuration management of the application stacks running in Google Compute Engine. A tutorial on SaltStack integration with Google Compute Engine can be found here.

SaltStack helps Web-scale IT organizations build, manage and orchestrate any cloud environment from a single software stack by making the management and automation of any cloud, virtualized environment, infrastructure and application stack as fast, scalable and easy as possible. SaltStack Enterprise support for Google Compute Engine is now available, the combination of which is noted for speed, scale and reliability.

Marc Chenn, SaltStack CEO, said, “SaltStack was built to automate the management of enterprise cloud and Web-scale infrastructure. Using SaltStack with Google Compute Engine can help developers get code into production faster and help engineers control compute resources at scale quickly and easily. SaltStack and Google Compute Engine are a perfect combination for building out modern infrastructures and application stacks. We deliver rapid access to substantial compute resources, high-quality VMs, configuration flexibility, and event-driven compute that autoscales to demand.”

SaltStack provides flexible, easy-to-use software for real-time infrastructure automation and application stack configuration management, private cloud building, public cloud orchestration, and autonomic infrastructure. SaltStack is known for its speed and its ability to scale unmodified to support environments with tens of thousands of systems with no performance or functional degradation.

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About SaltStack
SaltStack is a complete systems management software platform for fast and scalable automation of any cloud, application stack or data center infrastructure. Specifically, SaltStack is used by system administrators and developers to automate configuration management, private cloud building, public cloud orchestration and autonomic infrastructure. The Salt open source project was launched in February of 2011 and is now one of the fastest-growing, most-active communities in the world. SaltStack was founded in August 2012 to support the Salt project and to deliver SaltStack Enterprise packaged for the world’s most-dynamic large and small businesses, web-scale applications and clouds. SaltStack won an InfoWorld Bossie Award 2013 in the category of data center and cloud software, won the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition, was named a Linux Journal Reader’s Choice product in five categories including “Linux Product of the Year” and “Best New Commercial Application,” was named a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor in DevOps, and was included on the GitHub Octoverse Top 10 list for 2012. For more information, please visit