Automation will become key in the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). VMware recently invested in Puppet Labs.
Now a new plugin is released for managing vSphere and vCloud Network and Security (vCNS) within the virtual infrastructure.
This again is a great step in the direction enabling customer to create the SDDC. As I already said automation will become key when designing and operating the SDDC. Puppet Labs really helps in automation key parts of the virtual infrastructure. Plugins like this make things easier to implement and in the end easier to operate by just a few simple clicks.
For more information see the blog post by Nan Liu over here.