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Google, Cisco, VMware invest in Puppet Labs

Posted: 01 Dec 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:funding  IT automation  open sources 

Puppet Labs, a provider of IT automation software for system administrators, has received Rs.38.12 crore ($8.5 million) in Series C financing to further accelerate the company's already strong growth and customer success. New investors include Cisco, Google Ventures, and VMware. With this investment, Puppet Labs has now raised a total of Rs.70.63 crore ($15.75 million).

The company boasts more than 250 customers including Zynga, Twitter, NYSE, Disney, Citrix, Oracle/Sun, Constant Contact,, Shopzilla, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Stanford University. In January, Puppet Labs expanded beyond its open source roots and announced Puppet Enterprise, the first commercial version of Puppet, the IT automation solution for system administrators.

In September, Puppet Labs announced Puppet Enterprise 2.0—the primary driver of business growth—has opened new markets for the company in making the provisioning, configuring, and managing of virtualized and cloud infrastructure dramatically easier for system administrators.

This year has also seen Puppet Labs' community grow beyond North America and Europe, with user groups and meet-ups sprouting worldwide, including in China, India, and Japan.

"The participation of these new investors in this latest round reinforces our lead in providing powerful IT automation tools for system administrators, whether deploying applications on-premise or in the cloud," said Luke Kanies, CEO, Puppet Labs. "Together, we are well-positioned to enable IT organisations to fully capitalise on the tectonic shifts of virtualisation and cloud computing in their delivery of business results."

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