Snippet from Wikipedia: Puppet (software)

In computing, Puppet is a software configuration management tool which includes its own declarative language to describe system configuration. It is a model-driven solution that requires limited programming knowledge to use.

Puppet is produced by Puppet, Inc, founded by Luke Kanies in 2005. Puppet's primary product, Puppet Enterprise, is a commercially supported version of its open-source product. Puppet's automation software uses Puppet's declarative language to manage various stages of the IT infrastructure lifecycle, including the provisioning, patching, configuration, and management of operating system and application components across enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructures.

Puppet uses an open-core model; its free-software version was released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL) until version 2.7.0, and later releases use the Apache License, while Puppet Enterprise uses a proprietary license.

Built as cross-platform software, Puppet and Puppet Enterprise operate on multiple Unix-like systems (including Linux as well as Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X, AIX, HP-UX) and has Microsoft Windows support. Puppet itself is written in Ruby, while Facter is written in C++, and Puppet Server and Puppet DB are written in Clojure.