Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Puppet Labs Extends Automation from Servers to Networking/Storage

Puppet Labs is extending its software automation tools across networking and storage platforms for data centers.  The company's Enterprise product already is the leading server automation solution.

The newly launched Puppet Supported certification program now aims to ensure interoperability of the Puppet automation tools across an entire data center.  Launch partners for this program include Arista Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Cumulus Networks, Dell, EMC, F5, Huawei and NetApp. Puppet Labs is certifying Puppet Enterprise for platforms and devices.

Puppet Labs said this collaboration will allow organizations to deploy software faster and with fewer errors, iterate more quickly, and rapidly adapt to fast-changing business needs.
“With the Puppet Supported Program, we're extending our software automation leadership into networking and storage, allowing organizations to break down the barriers between IT silos that have traditionally created bottlenecks and delays," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "Our goal is to extend the reach of automation to every device in the data center, making it easier than ever for organizations to deliver great software quickly and reliably. That's a big competitive advantage in today's technology-driven business environment."


  • Earlier this month, Puppet Labs announced $40 million in new funding from existing investors Cisco, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Triangle Peak Partners, True Ventures and VMware.  Puppet Labs, which develops IT automation software, said it now has over 18,000 enterprises using its software to accelerate operations. The software can automate repetitive tasks, deploy applications across multiple machines, proactively manage infrastructure where on-premise or in the cloud.
    Puppet Labs is based in Portland, Oregon, and has about 300 employees. The company will use the new funding to expand internationally.

    Puppet's has now raised a total of $86 million since June 2009.