SOURCE: Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs

March 16, 2011 09:00 ET

Constant Contact Chooses Puppet to Help Manage Its Heterogeneous Infrastructure

Constant Contact Increases Agility With Puppet and DevOps Practices

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Puppet Labs™, a leading provider of open source systems management solutions, today announced that Constant Contact uses Puppet as its systems management solution. More than 400,000 small businesses, nonprofit organizations and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact's easy-to-use, affordable online tools to create and deliver personalized, professional communications. Puppet enabled Constant Contact to transition naturally from its legacy deployment infrastructure and quickly reprioritize and deploy their system resources, thus allowing them to operate at maximum efficiency.

Constant Contact is one of the top 20 email senders worldwide and its operations team is responsible for the infrastructure and delivery of all its services, including email marketing, event marketing, social media marketing, and online surveys. The team faced a unique challenge because it was managing multiple integrated SaaS applications that were running on hundreds of servers across multiple data centers. Constant Contact's environment had also evolved over the last ten years to include systems running on multiple technologies and subsystems. As a result, the company needed a way for the development and operations teams to embrace DevOps practices and collaborate on application requirements and deployment.

By using Puppet, Constant Contact was able to standardize application configurations and apply version control practices to any part of its infrastructure. Because the company no longer has to worry about the consistency of its configurations, its application deployment from test environments through production has sped up significantly. Puppet has also helped facilitate Constant Contact's ability to adopt agile development and bridge the gap between its developers and operations. Puppet's approach separates configuration from code, enabling developers to make changes on their own systems and sysadmins in operations to work more closely with the application teams.

"Puppet has been a huge win for us," said Dave Connors, VP of operations at Constant Contact. "It has been a strategic DevOps initiative that has improved both the quality and time to market for our products."

"It's great to see that companies like Constant Contact are using Puppet to accelerate their application deployment," said Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs. "Puppet was built to manage from the OS up through the application stack, so it's a perfect fit for integrating development and operations at the application layer."

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About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs (www.puppetlabs.com) develops and commercially supports Puppet, the leading open source platform for enterprise systems management. With millions of nodes under management and thousands of users, including Twitter, NYSE, Zynga, Genentech, Match.com, eBay, NYU, and Oracle, Puppet standardizes the way IT staff deploy and manage infrastructure in the enterprise and the cloud. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners and Emerson St. Partners.

About Constant Contact, Inc.
Constant Contact is revolutionizing the success formula for small organizations through affordable, easy-to-use Engagement Marketing™ tools that help create and grow customer relationships. More than 400,000 small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact as their engagement hub for starting and driving ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. All Constant Contact products come with unrivaled know how, education and free coaching with a personal touch, including award-winning customer support. 

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