SaltStack Defines Web-scale Automation for High Performance and Super Computing Infrastructures

November 18, 2014 - Rhett Glauser

SaltStack to speak at SC14 on Thursday, Nov. 20

NEW ORLEANS – SC14 – Nov. 19, 2014 – SaltStack, the creators of automation software for Web-scale infrastructure operations, today announced it is sponsoring SC14, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Companies and organizations like the Centers for Disease Control, Harvard, and Argonne National Laboratory all use SaltStack to manage large-scale, high-performance computing environments, web-scale infrastructure operations & defines web-scale automation.

Head to booth 3159 to learn why SaltStack was designed from the beginning to automate the build out and maintenance of super compute data center environments. Members of the SaltStack engineering team are on hand to demonstrate SaltStack cloud orchestration, infrastructure automation, and configuration management software for LXC cloud and container orchestration, multi-node SLURM deployment, and a Hadoop cluster deployment.

Visit the SaltStack booth, or register here, to receive a copy of the new SaltStack white paper titled, “SaltStack for Fast and Scalable Automation of HPC System Engineering and Administration.”

SaltStack has also been invited to speak as part of the SC14 Exhibitor Forum. Jeff Porcaro, SaltStack VP of engineering, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 in room 292. His talk is titled, “SaltStack for Fast and Scalable Automation of HPC Distributed Systems.”

SaltStack provides IT operations and DevOps organizations a central point of control to orchestrate and automate any cloud platform. SaltStack software helps businesses offset the risk of cloud investments, regardless of cloud provider or platform, public or private, through increased efficiency and cost savings, improved compliance and security, save money and protect cloud investments through management of hybrid and heterogeneous cloud environments.

SaltStack software was designed from the beginning to automate the management of Web-scale environments, large data centers and enterprise IT operations. SaltStack is also used to control any public or private cloud infrastructure, providing autonomics that intelligently react to machine or human-generated events to keep mission-critical applications and systems available and secure.

SaltConf, the annual SaltStack user conference, is coming back to Salt Lake City from March 3-5, 2015. SaltConf will be bigger and better than ever. The SaltConf15 call for speakers is open now through Nov. 21. Registration is also open and early-bird and group discounts are still available.

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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 web-scale infrastructure operations. 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 the Best of VMworld Gold Award for virtualization management, won an InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year Award, won the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition, was named a Linux Journal Reader’s Choice product in five categories, was named a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor in DevOps, and was included on the GitHub Octoverse list for 2012 and 2013 as one of the largest, most-active open source projects in the world. For more information about SaltStack and how it defines web-scale automation, please visit


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