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Puppet Labs

April 14, 2014 12:00 ET

Puppet Labs Starts 2014 With Its Best New Bookings Quarter Ever

Q1 2014 Marks 110 Percent Increase in New Customers

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2014) - Today, Puppet Labs is glad to report a great start to 2014 with another remarkable quarter in sales and customer growth. Q1 2014 marked the companies best quarter ever in terms of new bookings: it increased year-over-year customer growth by 110 percent and nearly doubled bookings, compared to the same quarter last year. Now, more than 500 paying customers around the world use Puppet Enterprise. To support its fast-growing customer base and market demand, Puppet Labs added more than 40 new employees to its team in Q1, representing a 20 percent increase in total headcount.

More accomplishments in Q1 2014

  • Released Puppet Enterprise 3.2 to help customers automate their infrastructure faster than ever -- even if they're new to Puppet Enterprise. New features include supported modules, simplified agent install and a tech preview of Razor, which gets newly racked servers fully installed and managed in minutes, not hours or days.
  • Announced the company will be moving its headquarters to a 75,000-square-foot office at Block 300 in Portland to support its growth rate. Puppet Labs is building out the space now and looks forward to moving into the new office in November.
  • Named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best Systems Management Solution category. The SIIA CODiE Awards is the premier peer-recognition awards program for the software and information industries, recognizing product excellence for 29 years.
  • Named one of the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine.
  • Closed its third annual DevOps survey, with 9,282 people in 110 countries completing the survey. The data will tell interesting stories about the advantages companies are realizing from DevOps cultural changes and practices. Stay tuned in Q2 for the full results.
  • Closed the call for papers for its annual user conference, PuppetConf (September 23-24; San Francisco). Puppet Labs expects 2,200 engaged conference attendees, listening to more than 100 speakers on today's top IT operations topics. You can save $349 on your PuppetConf ticket by registering now.

Supporting Quote:
"Our success this quarter is a result of the incredible team we're building at Puppet Labs. It's the team that continuously improves Puppet Enterprise, making it easier than ever for companies to take advantage of the productivity gains of automation. This drive to build great products that our customers love will continue to fuel our rapid growth and market leadership." - Luke Kanies, founder and CEO, Puppet Labs.

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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, both on-premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations use Puppet Labs software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Cisco WebEx, Salesforce.com, Bank of America and PayPal. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 260 people. The company 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 PuppetLabs.com.

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