Puppet Labs Announces Puppet Enterprise

First Commercially Supported Systems Management Platform Expands on Open Source Puppet Solution Used by Match.com, Twitter, Zynga and Others to Manage Millions of Machines

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) -  Puppet Labs™, a leading provider of open source systems management solutions, today announced the release of Puppet Enterprise, the first commercially supported version of Puppet™. Match.com, Red Hat, Twitter, Zynga and tens of thousands of other businesses are already relying on Puppet to manage millions of machines and automate the provisioning, patching and configuration of operating system and application components across enterprise and cloud infrastructures.

Puppet Enterprise simplifies Puppet integration and installation and bundles the support and services necessary for managing large-scale enterprise and cloud deployments, enabling IT staff to master their systems even as it becomes more complex. Puppet Labs also helps developers and operations teams work together to create a seamless IT infrastructure, reducing cost and increasing productivity.

Unlike traditional and home-grown solutions based on scripts or images, Puppet Enterprise's model-driven approach provides more flexible configuration management, easier compliance, increased agility and gives systems administrators the confidence to make significant changes across enterprise and cloud infrastructures.

"There's a tremendous amount of innovation going on in the data center at the moment, from virtualization, to cloud computing, to the consumerization of IT," said Michael Cote, analyst at RedMonk. "As always, IT's challenge is to rapidly deploy, configure, and maintain these innovations and existing software to the rest of the business. The type of management that Puppet Enterprise brings to the table is impressive and is helping its users speed up how they provide IT services while at the same time offering the controls needed to keep all that happy chaos well managed."

Pre-configured with the scalability and performance needed for large installations, Puppet Enterprise gives customers access to the latest releases and updates as well as enterprise-class support, which includes issue resolution and feature enhancement priority requests. Puppet Enterprise accelerates the time it takes to get started with Puppet and streamlines the process of keeping Puppet deployments up to date.

"Puppet Enterprise represents an important step in the evolution of the Puppet open source project. Over the last five years, thousands of companies have made Puppet a core part of their systems infrastructure, using it to manage their most vital IT assets," said Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs. "Puppet Enterprise means users can be more productive in less time, with less effort. It further reduces the barrier to adoption and cements Puppet as the best solution for managing systems in the enterprise, the cloud, or any other environment."

Pricing and Availability
Puppet Enterprise is available now and pricing starts at $2,500. For more information, visit the Puppet website, download a free evaluation to manage up to two nodes and get started in approximately 15 minutes, or call (877) 575-9775.

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About Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs (www.puppetlabs.com) develops and commercially supports Puppet, the leading open source platform for enterprise systems management. With millions of nodes under management and thousands of users, including Twitter, NYSE, Zynga, Genentech, Match.com, eBay, NYU, and Oracle, 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.

Puppet Labs and Puppet are trademarks of Puppet Labs Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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