PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - Puppet Labs, creator of Puppet, the leading platform for data center automation and configuration management, today announced the release of MCollective version 1.0. The newly released MCollective 1.0 acts as a command line interface (CLI) to ask real-time questions about network and queue tasks coming into a Puppet Master, the central coordination servers in a Puppet deployment.

As a very active and prominent member of the Puppet community, previous MCollective projects have been in environments that rely on Puppet for infrastructure automation. Combining MCollective with Puppet adds an important time element to the way systems are managed and improves IT productivity.

"We are excited about the immediate progress with MCollective," said Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet. "We have seen a lot of interest in the product and its ability to make queries from a command line interface. We will continue to invest in its future development as part of our effort to make sys admins and IT departments more productive."

MCollective also improves how Puppet works with managing applications on existing systems. MCollective's real-time discovery capabilities enhance the Puppet Dashboard, simplifying how users schedule complex sequences of activities using data available from the Puppet platform.

"I am pleased with the level of support the project has received and the speed with which Puppet Labs and the Puppet community have embraced MCollective," said R.I. Pienaar, founder of The Marionette Collective. "The real-time capabilities of MCollective are already influencing Puppet's approach to data center automation."

To get MCollective 1.0, please visit http://info.puppetlabs.com/register-download.

About Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs (www.puppetlabs.com) develops and commercially supports Puppet, the leading open source platform for data center automation and configuration management. With more than 100 customers and thousands of users including Twitter, Digg, Zynga, Genentech, Match.com, NYU, Oracle, Shopzilla, Stanford University, SugarCRM, Puppet standardizes the way IT staff deploy and manage infrastructure in the enterprise and the cloud. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners and Emerson St. Partners.