I am a system administrator for Pelago, makers of Whrrl. Currently I manage about 120 Linux systems (Running Ubuntu's Edgy Eft or Hardy Heron). I was looking at a better way to maintain configuration across the fleet. Currently I use a combination of ssh keys and shell scripts. So imagine my surprise when I read this on Puppet's Introduction (emphasis mine):
This, combined with the fact that organizations rather than sysadmins usually retain the copyright for these tools, means that most sysadmins start from scratch at every new company, building ever-more-powerful systems based on ssh and a for loop or something similar.
Wow, they are talking to me personally I am going to go through the rest of the documentation and see if I can get it setup.