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Puppet Labs

September 23, 2014 10:00 ET

PuppetConf 2014, The IT Automation Event of the Year, Opens to Record Attendance

Puppet Labs' 3-Year Growth Rate of 3,832 Percent Drives Surging Demand -- Nearly 7,000 Onsite and Virtual Attendees

Speakers From Docker, Getty Images, Google, Sony and More, Discuss the Latest Trends in Cloud Automation, Continuous Delivery and DevOps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, kicked off its fourth annual user conference, PuppetConf 2014, today at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. This year's conference features over 100 hours of keynotes, tracks and demos to guide Puppet Labs customers and users with best practices for leveraging Puppet technologies and partner solutions to deliver more business value, faster. With record attendance of nearly 2,000 live attendees and 5,000 expected to follow livestreamed presentations, PuppetConf 2014 is the single largest event dedicated to the rapidly growing IT automation space.

Attendance this year is driven by strong and growing demand for Puppet. In the past three years, Puppet Labs has grown revenue by an astonishing 3,382 percent. Other milestones that underscore demand and Puppet's stature as the leading software for IT automation include:

  • More than 600,000 Puppet Enterprise licenses sold, up more than 140 percent from the end of Q4 2013
  • Puppet is used by more than 20,000 companies worldwide, including 58 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than one third of the Fortune 500
  • According to a 2014 Dice report, Puppet is the fastest-growing tech skill for 2014, beating out cybersecurity, big data and cloud
  • CRN named the Puppet Supported Program one of the Top 10 Software Blockbusters in the Data Center and named Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies one of the Top 25 Disruptors of 2014
  • More than 320 employees, nearly double since last year

"Puppet Labs' growth over the past 10 years, from inception to serving 58 percent of the Fortune 100, has been remarkable," said Luke Kanies. "At PuppetConf 2014 we'll celebrate the amazing work of our users, customers and employees, with the realization that we're only one-tenth of the way on our journey. I look forward to sharing where we've been, best practices for today and where we're headed."

PuppetConf's keynote lineup includes some of the brightest minds in business and technology, including:

PuppetConf 2014 wouldn't be possible without the strong support of its sponsors, including:

  • Headline Sponsors: Cisco and VMware
  • Platinum Sponsors: Dell, Google, LogicMonitor, Ooyala
  • Gold Sponsors: Arista Networks, calm.io, Compuware APM, Conjur, Cumulus Networks, Datadog, DigitalOcean, dtk.io, ElasticBox, Elasticsearch, F5 Networks, GetClouder, Microsoft Azure, NETWAYS GmbH, OpenShift by Red Hat, Opsmatic, PagerDuty, Perforce Software, Piston Cloud Computing, Scalr, Secure-24, Shadow-Soft, Sococo, StackStorm, USENIX, VictorOps and XebiaLabs
  • Silver Sponsors: Citrix, Days of Wonder, Invest Northern Ireland and Martin Alfke
  • Media Sponsors: O'Reilly Media and The Register

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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 Bank of America, Cisco, Citrix, eBay, NYSE, PayPal, Salesforce.com and WebEx. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 320 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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