SaltStack Named InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year Award Winner

January 27, 2014 - Rhett Glauser

SaltStack Speed and Scalability for Data Center Orchestration Cited in Award Win

Salt Lake City – SaltConf – Jan. 27, 2014 – SaltStack, developers of the full software stack for configuration management, data center infrastructure automation and cloud orchestration, today announced it has been named an InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year Award winner.*InfoWorld editors note SaltStack speed and scale for data center orchestration.

For the 2014 Technology of the Year Awards, the InfoWorld editors consider the best products reviewed during the previous year. Hardware, software, development tools and cloud services are all considered. InfoWorld reviewed SaltStack Enterprise in October 2013 giving it an 8.8 out of 10 score and commenting that SaltStack “keeps server automation simple” and is “the sleekest and most robust” of the configuration management and server orchestration tools reviewed.

The 2014 award winners include 35 products in all, “from the hottest Web technologies to cloud-inspired data center hardware to the cloud-based services taking the world by storm.”

SaltStack also won an InfoWorld Bossie award in 2013. The InfoWorld staff picked the top products in open source data center and cloud platforms, infrastructure, and management tools, Peter Wayner, InfoWorld Test Center contributing editor wrote that the Bossie Awards, “focus on an increasingly important layer, the one that keeps all of these machines in the cloud in line.”

Writing about the 2014 Technology of the Year Award win, Paul Venezia, InfoWorld Test Center reviewer, said SaltStack is “designed for large-scale server environments,” and that “admins looking for a very complete, fast, reliable, and CLI-oriented tool need look no further.”

SaltStack software provides flexible, easy-to-use software for real-time infrastructure automation, cloud provisioning and orchestration, and application stack configuration management. 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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*, “InfoWorld’s 2014 Technology of the Year Award winners,” Paul Venezia, Jan. 15, 2014.

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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 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 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