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Puppet Labs

October 08, 2015 12:00 ET

PuppetConf 2015 Kicks Off Amid Surging Demand for Puppet Labs Software

Puppet Enterprise Now Has More Than 1.25 Million Active Nodes Contracted to Date, Nearly Double Since Last Year; Keynotes From Uber, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo Will Underscore the Technical and Business-Changing Impact of DevOps and Puppet

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - Today, Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, kicks off its fifth annual user conference, PuppetConf 2015. This year's conference will feature some of the best PuppetConf keynotes yet, including talks from Uber, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo, great technical sessions, and an IT Leadership Track, new for 2015. Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs founder and CEO, will kick off PuppetConf with the first public demo of Puppet Application Orchestration, Puppet Labs' most ambitious project since Puppet Enterprise was introduced four years ago. Luke will also cover the future direction of Puppet and the IT industry.

Announced last week ahead of PuppetConf, Puppet Application Orchestration builds on the foundation that makes Puppet the most widely used tool for modern infrastructure management. As a complete management stack on a single platform, Puppet Application Orchestration sets the standard for the way modern organizations configure, deliver and maintain the applications their customers depend on, and give them a competitive advantage.

Demand for PuppetConf is driven by the largest automation ecosystem on the planet:

  • More than 1.25 million active Puppet Enterprise nodes contracted to date, nearly doubled since PuppetConf 2014.
  • Puppet is used by 30,000 companies worldwide, including 65 percent of the Fortune 100.
  • An average of 22 new organizations per day use Puppet for the first time.
  • On Tuesday, Puppet Labs achieved APN DevOps Competency in the AWS Partner Network (APN).
  • Over the past year, Puppet Labs has announced partnerships or major new integrations with Arista, AWS, Cisco, Cumulus Networks, Docker, EMC, Huawei, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware, and more.
  • More than 3,500 modules (reusable, sharable units of Puppet code) are available on the Puppet Forge.
  • More than 400 people now work for Puppet Labs around the world.

Puppet Labs would like to thank the PuppetConf 2015 sponsors, without whom this event wouldn't be possible:

  • Headline Sponsors: Cisco and EMC
  • Platinum Sponsors: Huawei, LogicMonitor, Ooyala, Red Hat and VMware
  • Gold Sponsors: Column Technologies, Cumulus Networks, Elastic, Embotics, F5, Icinga, Invest Northern Ireland, Logentries, Microsoft, NETbuilder, OPSClick, Opsmatic, PagerDuty, Perforce, Platform9 and VictorOps
  • Silver Sponsors: Arista, CloudBolt Software, Codenvy, Conjur, Counsyl, example42, Linux Professional Institute, Tonomi, USENIX Association and XebiaLabs
  • Media Sponsors: O'Reilly and The Register
  • Supporting Sponsors: Blacks in Technology and Technology Association of Oregon

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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, NYSE, Salesforce.com and WebEx. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs 400 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures and Radar Partners. To learn more, please visit PuppetLabs.com.

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