Our clients

"Puppeteers helped us resolve our Red Hat Enterprise Linux issue. I'm looking forward to upgrading and improving our clients' production environments and our development setups with their help."

Aarre Pohjola

A&A Consulting Oy, Finland

Case studies

Our clients all over the globe (US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Finland) have diverse needs which range from managing physical Linux server clusters with Foreman and Puppet to managing fully automated AWS-based Cloud infrastructures with Terraform, Puppet and Ansible.

Case 1: Linux HPC cluster automation

Our customer struggled in provisioning and maintaining their Linux HPC cluster manually. We stepped in and deployed Server Lifecycle Management with Foreman and Identity Management with FreeIPA. New nodes can now be provisioned quickly and easily at any time. Users can login to the cluster nodes using their Active Directory credentials. Changes can be made to all the nodes safely and effectively.

Case 2: Windows software robot automation project

Our customer needed a way to keep their Windows software robot instances consistent. They started an automation project based on Puppet and Powershell DSC. We helped them to get up to speed by providing best practices, training and by helping develop the actual automation code.

Case 3: Software / hardware startup

Our customer was growing and manual way of maintaining their growing install base was taking too much time and producing too many issues. We resolved this problem by separating production, staging and develoment Cloud infrastructures using Terraform and Puppet. They can now focus on their primary business, which is software development.

Case 4: Containerized Buildbot CI/CD system

Our customer used Buildbot to ensure that their software builds cleanly on more than dozen operating systems, including all major Linux and *BSD distributions and Windows. The old Buildbot environment was getting very outdated, so we rebuilt it from scratch. The new setup is based on Docker containers that are spun up on demand. We also included automated MSI packaging for Windows to make software releases trivial.

Case 5: Automating Jenkins configurations

Our customer was using Jenkins for continous integration and delivery. The setup had grown organically with manual modifications for some years and fear of breakage hindered changing the configuration. We stepped in and converted all the Jenkins configurations to infrastructure code, allow controlled changes to Jenkins without fear of breaking it.

Case 6: Keycloak domain mode cluster

Our customer wanted to migrate more and more of internal and SaaS services to Keycloak, but was worried about lack of high-availability in standalone Keycloak. We created a Keycloak domain mode cluster for them and integrated it with Prometheus monitoring system. This allowed the customer to start using Keycloak authentication for critical services like AWS and Slack - with help from us.
"The first project we did with Puppeteers was automating the setup of our virtual machine-based Pimcore installations. Later Puppeteers helped us by creating production-ready, containerized Pimcore setup that was integrated GitHub Actions CI/CD and GitHub repos. The goal was to be able to test changes in a production-like environment before moving them to production - a task which in the case of Pimcore was not trivial at all. Looking forward to working with Puppeteers in future projets as well!"

Vesa-Matti Vartiainen

VaHa Digital Oy, Finland

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