SOURCE: Puppet Labs

May 21, 2013 13:05 ET

Puppet Labs Provides Powerful DevOps Tools for Customers of VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™

Puppet Enterprise, Cloud Automation Solution for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, Delivers the Agility, Scalability, and Reliability Required by Enterprise IT

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced that its flagship commercial product, Puppet Enterprise, delivers the provisioning, configuring, and managing of on-demand infrastructure and applications in vCloud® Hybrid Service™, announced today by VMware. vCloud Hybrid Service is a public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service that enables organizations to seamlessly extend their data center to the cloud. 

"VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is the first enterprise-class public cloud that provides the responsiveness, scale, and service levels required by IT organizations," said Mathew Lodge, vice president, Cloud Services, VMware. "Puppet Labs is a leader in DevOps, and they have enabled organizations to transform the way they automate and orchestrate their IT infrastructure. Our strategic partnership gave us insight into the power of Puppet Enterprise, Puppet Labs' award-winning cloud automation software for managing the lifecycle of on-demand applications, and we are pleased to have it available for customers to use on vCloud Hybrid Service."

In January, Puppet Labs announced a $30 million investment by VMware. Coincident with the funding, the companies agreed to a strategic partnership with the joint mission of enabling customers to fully realize the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing in heterogeneous, multi-vendor IT environments. Specifically, Puppet Labs' approach to IT automation unlocks the agility and productivity advantages of these disruptive platforms at a scale ranging from tens of servers to thousands, regardless of whether they are on-premise or in the cloud.

"Together with VMware, we're transforming customers' IT capabilities and enabling them to get the speed and scale benefits promised by cloud computing," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO, Puppet Labs. "When combined with our solutions for on-premise infrastructure and applications, Puppet Labs gives customers the IT automation tools they need to succeed in hybrid cloud environments."

"As enterprise and service provider customers continue to grow their use of virtual and cloud infrastructure, VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a key public cloud offering with scalability and on-demand capability for business-critical services and applications," said Jay Lyman, Senior Analyst, 451 Research. "Optimal use of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service hinges on automation, and VMware's choice highlights Puppet Labs' depth in technology and expertise, as well as the maturity of its products."

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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, physical or virtual, onpremise or in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations are using Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Cisco, Citrix, eBay, NYSE, and Zynga. Now numbering more than 140 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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