Thursday, April 7, 2016

Puppet Refreshes its Brand

Puppet Labs officially shortened its name to "Puppet" as part a corporate rebranding aimed at the $200 billion software infrastructure market that is emerging as a result of mass migration to the cloud.

“Software powers everything around us, from the devices on our wrists and our walls to the work we do, the fun we have, and everything in between. Modern cars are powered by millions of lines of code, our financial world is entirely mediated by software to enable speed and throughput, and it’s critical to delivery of core functions like medicine, utilities, and food. Nevertheless, most businesses take weeks, months and even years to deliver everything from simple upgrades to the latest innovations, and too much of this software is out of date, insecure, and thus a barrier to progress rather than an enabler of it,” said Luke Kanies, Puppet founder and CEO.

Puppet also announced today new leadership, product updates, integrations, resources and branding.

Sanjay Mirchandani was named president and COO -- the first executive to hold this position at Puppet. He previously served as a senior vice president of VMware.

Project Blueshift and Puppet Enterprise 2016.1 – Blueshift represents Puppet's engagement with leading-edge technologies and their communities — technologies like Docker, Mesos and Kubernetes — and Puppet's commitment to giving organizations the tools to build and operate constantly modern software. The new Puppet Enterprise 2016.1 gives customers direct control of — and real-time visibility into — the changes they need to push out, whether to an app running in a Kubernetes cluster or a fleet of VMs running in AWS. For complete details, read our press release.

Atlassian HipChat integration – This new integration makes it possible for DevOps teams to direct change with the Puppet Orchestrator, see change as it occurs, then discuss and collaborate on changes in process — all right in HipChat. For complete details, read our press release.

Splunk integration – Proactive monitoring of infrastructure and applications is a key DevOps practice, enabling continuous improvement. The Puppet Enterprise App for Splunk now extends the Splunk platform to Puppet customers to diagnose issues and solve problems faster, so they can deploy critical changes with confidence. For complete details, read our press release.

https://puppet.com

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