SaltStack Voted as a Linux Journal Reader’s Choice Product in Five Categories

December 10, 2013 - Rhett Glauser

SaltStack selected as a “Linux Product of the Year” and a “Best New Commercial Application” among others

Las Vegas – Gartner Data Center Conference – Dec. 9, 2013 – SaltStack, the full software stack for configuration management, private cloud building, public cloud orchestration and autonomic infrastructure, today announced it has been voted as a 2013 Linux Journal Reader’s Choice product in five categories including “Best New Commercial Application” and “Linux Product of the Year.”*

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. Since its launch as an open source project in February 2011, Salt has become one of the largest open source projects and communities in the world.

SaltStack was included in five Linux Journal Reader’s Choice categories, including:

  • Best New Commercial Application
  • Linux Product of the Year
  • Best Open-Source Configuration Management Tool
  • Best Monitoring Application
  • Best Package Management Application

Shawn Powers, Linux Journal associate editor, said, “This year’s Reader’s Choice issue was truly fun to put together. No, not just because you do all the work (voting), but because it’s great to get a feel for what our community is buzzing about.”

To experience the buzz of SaltStack technology and the vibrant SaltStack community, attend SaltConf, the SaltStack user conference. SaltConf will be held in Salt Lake City from Jan. 28-30, 2014. Register now at to reserve a conference pass and a seat in SaltConf pre-conference training. SaltConf is expected to sell out.

SaltConf is designed to provide the knowledge and training to help attendees automate the data center better and faster than ever before through the power of the SaltStack automation platform for configuration management, private cloud building, public cloud orchestration and autonomic infrastructure.

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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

  • Linux Journal, “Best of Linux – 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards,” Shawn Powers, December 2013, Issue 236.