PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced its global expansion with the opening of offices in San Francisco, London and Australia. The new offices will include sales, engineering and product support to meet the growing demand for its award-winning Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Open Source solutions. Puppet Labs is currently working to better serve its customers around the world with top resellers in these regions, including Amazicsoft in the Netherlands and ICE Systems in Australia. Both have deep roots in commercial open source products.
Since the February 2011 launch of Puppet Labs' commercial offering, Puppet Enterprise, the company has grown its commercial customer base to more than 700 customers. In the last 12 months alone, Puppet Labs saw 3.5 million downloads for Puppet Open Source and Puppet Enterprise with more than 30 percent of Puppet Enterprise sales coming from outside the United States.
"The last twelve months have been amazing for us with the strategic $30 million VMware investment, accelerating product innovation, and a spectacular user conference that saw over 800 attendees -- more than double the previous year's," said Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs. "Our business is growing at a tremendous rate, and international operations in the EMEA and APAC regions are needed to meet the demand."
"Our customers are adopting exponentially larger workloads and increasingly need services to be delivered quickly, and on a daily basis," said Mohamed Yassini, Business Development Manager at Amazicsoft. "Puppet Enterprise's declarative, model-based approach meets the demands of these growing data centers and offers sysadmins an extremely efficient process from which to manage and oversee IT operations. The demand for Puppet Enterprise is growing in all industry verticals from government, cloud providers to financial services."
"We were the first partner in Australia to offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are continually looking for innovative technologies to help our customers manage and optimize their IT operations," said Duncan Journee, Managing Director of ICE Systems. "Puppet Enterprise has proven to be an essential tool for automating cloud environments. The software allows our customers to continue to be on the bleeding edge of technology, so they can stay extremely competitive locally as well as internationally."
About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs' software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, on-premise or in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations are using Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Match.com, Oracle/Sun, Shopzilla, and Zynga. Now numbering more than 100 employees and based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit www.puppetlabs.com.
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