Luke Kanies began writing the code that would become Puppet in 2005. As a sysadmin and consultant, he wasn't able to find automation tools his customers could rely on, and that they actually enjoyed using. Today, Puppet is the IT automation leader: More than 30,000 companies around the world manage their data center infrastructure and deployments with Puppet. As Puppet founder and its first CEO for over eleven years, Luke raised $87 million to fund Puppet's growth, and build Puppet into a thriving company.
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