John Rutherford

Published on 9 May 2010 by

John oversees all corporate and business development activities at Puppet Labs. Most recently, John was vice president of business development at MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database. In 2008, Sun Microsystems acquired MySQL for a $1 billion. Prior to MySQL, John held senior management positions at Oracle, Iona and Borland Software.

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James Turnbull

Published on 5 May 2010 by

A former IT executive in the banking industry and author of five technology books, James has been involved in IT Operations for nearly twenty years and is an advocate of open source technology. He joined Puppet Labs in May of 2010. James manages Professional Services, Technology Operations, and Support for Puppet Labs.

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Puppet included in Morphlabs mCloud cloud computing platform

Published on 23 April 2010 by

This week Morphlabs announced their mCloud cloud computing platform geared at simplifying cloud management. Puppet is included in their offering by default and confirms the trend that a key element of a successful cloud strategy is configuration management automation. When you are managing thousands or tens of thousands of virtual servers automating the provisioning, configuration and graceful return of those servers is a crucial element of success.

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James Turnbull (finally) joins Puppet Labs

Published on 12 April 2010 by

We're very excited to announce that after years of being a critical contributor to Puppet, including writing the Puppet Book, James Turnbull is joining Puppet Labs as Director of Operations, where he'll be responsible for infrastructure, support, and everything else we can get him to do.

He has been the merge master for Puppet for more than a year, and has built a lot of Puppet's service infrastructure, so it's great we're able to work with him to make Puppet his full time job.

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