June 28, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 — Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, announced today that its flagship commercial product, Puppet Enterprise, is fully integrated with Google Compute Engine. Puppet Enterprise customers can freely and immediately download the Google Compute Engine module from Puppet Forge. Using Puppet Enterprise, system administrators can rapidly deploy and scale Google Compute Engine cloud applications in response to the quickly changing needs of the business at a fraction of the cost of on-premise solutions.
Puppet Enterprise's unique approach to IT automation uses a declarative, model-based technology, which enables system administrators to define reusable configurations of services and applications. Puppet Enterprise then automatically creates and enforces these definitions across any deployment environment, from on-premise to the cloud, and across any operating system, from Windows to Unix to Linux. By automating the management of their infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise, a typical IT organization will see a 10x boost in productivity, a 75% reduction in applications' time-to-production, and a significant reduction in service outages.
"Google Compute Engine is an exciting new Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud offering for system administrators," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "To help us provide powerful new solutions to make our customers more successful, we've extended Puppet Enterprise to enable Google Compute Engine customers to take full advantage of the agility and efficiency benefits of cloud computing."
Google Compute Engine provides a reliable, open, cost-effective compute infrastructure that enables any developer or business to run large scale computing workloads on the same infrastructure that runs Google search, Gmail, and ads. Google's world class data centers and infrastructure technology provide unparalleled performance and value, and its architecture is optimized for predictability, scalability, security, and flexibility.
"To help customers get the most out of our cloud platform products," explains Eric Morse, Head of Sales and Business Development, for Google's cloud platform, "we work closely with technology companies that provide powerful complementary solutions integrated with our platform."
Google Compute Engine partners include technology firms, such as software vendors, platform companies, and management and tools vendors, and early collaboration with services firms, such as systems integrators, developers, and IT consultants. These partners offer complementary services, solutions, and technologies that have been integrated to provide customers with powerful new solutions using Google Compute Engine.
About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. (www.puppetlabs.com) was founded in 2005 and shipped the first release of the open source Puppet Project later the same year. Puppet's popularity has since grown to where it now is responsible for managing millions of nodes across thousands of companies and organizations, both on-premise and in the cloud, including Zynga, Citrix, Shopzilla, Match.com, Oracle/Sun, to name a few. In 2011, Puppet Labs shipped its first commercial software product, Puppet Enterprise. Now numbering seventy 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.
Source: Puppet Labs, Inc.
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