Puppet Enterprise 2017.1 Released
March 15, 2017

Puppet released Puppet Enterprise 2017.1, with improved data management capabilities that help customers scale Puppet technology across teams and environments.

The release of Hiera 5 as part of PE 2017.1 makes day-to-day usage more efficient and understandable, as well as easier to extend when necessary. Hiera 5 eliminates the need for complex computational logic in describing infrastructure, so you can write cleaner, more maintainable Puppet code.

Highlights of PE 2017.1 include:

- Improved debugability of configuration data

- Support for per-environment data hierarchies

- Simplified construction of hierarchy rules

Ease and ability to separate configuration data from your configuration code

Greater efficiency in looking up data, so you should see significant performance improvements

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