An open source hard disk cloning/bare metal backup and restoration system. Bootable CD or USB device. Drop it in, reboot, and duplicate or push hard disk images across the network.
Kanso works like NPM for node.js - it keeps track of packages, versions, and dependencies, and can automatically download and install them when deploying CouchApps. You can grab build tools, code libraries, template file libraries, and more with a single command.
Project is located on Github.
Vagrant is a utility for automating the deployment of virtualized environments using VirtualBox v4.x. It helps create and configure lightweight, portable virtual instances in a reproducable (i.e., scriptable) fashion. Written in Ruby.
Fabric is a Python module which lets you write scripts in Python that carry out just about any administrative task you might need to carry out without having to fuss with os.shell(), .popen(), or anything else. SSH's into a system (even localhost) and does what you tell it to.