Company Adds More Than 260 Enterprise Customers, Three New Global Locations and Introduces Partner Offerings as it Drives DevOps Success

Portland, OR

Puppet, the standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us, today announced continued global growth and new investments, fueled by surging demand for DevOps and digital transformation. More than 37,000 companies around the world, including more than 75 of the Fortune 100, rely on Puppet to continually deploy and manage mission critical software across their distributed applications and global infrastructures. In the past 12 months, Puppet added more than 250 new enterprise customers, highlighting the increasing demand of DevOps in the enterprise. Additional investments in its customers’ successes include expanding Puppet’s global footprint with new international offices, new partner offerings, new leadership and new products to its automation portfolio. 

"As we refocus our IT operations into the cloud, DevOps technologies and methodologies are a key part of our transformation," said Bill Wilcox, IS engineer at a large, international retailer. “Puppet is a trusted partner whose technology and services are helping us develop our cloud strategy as well as expand and identify new opportunities to futureproof our business.”

“Puppet’s momentum underscores the continued demand that we are experiencing from customers and organizations that need to improve agility, efficiency and reliability to support them through their DevOps and digital transformation journeys,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, president and CEO, Puppet. “Our success is a testament to the hard work of our talented team, customers, partners and community, which have all contributed to our growth globally. We look forward to continuing to provide products that will significantly help our customers accelerate modern software deployment while making it easier for them to manage their infrastructures. We have our sights set high on an even stronger 2017.”

International growth & expansion 
Puppet experienced its best-ever year in 2016, increasing broad adoption of Puppet Enterprise and expanding its global footprint with momentum across EMEA and Australia. Today, the company announced three new regional office openings to support its global expansion, including a new office in Singapore, a larger, world-class facility in Sydney and new R&D center in Seattle. The new office in Singapore will serve as Puppet’s regional headquarters for its APJ operations. This new regional headquarters will be home to software development, technical services and go-to-market functions. 

Puppet also announced the localization of its flagship offering, Puppet Enterprise, for Japan as the company prepares for additional expansion throughout the region. Building on its success in Australia, Puppet is expanding its presence in Sydney’s CBD, moving into a new office that provides additional space needed to accommodate employee growth and an increased focus on community engagement, with room to host regional community and customer events. Finally, Puppet is opening a new office in Seattle to tap into the rich local talent pool and expand its world-class engineering team.

New partner offerings and growing ecosystem
New offerings with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, Nutanix, VMware and critical security providers to make it easier for joint customers to buy, run and support Puppet Enterprise.

“Many businesses rely on Puppet Enterprise to provision, operate and provide enhanced protection for their cloud environments,” said Barry Russell, general manager, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Puppet Enterprise helps customers quickly and easily deliver their software, and now they also have an incredibly simple way to purchase and employ it through AWS Marketplace.”

  • New AWS Marketplace offering: As enterprises continue to recognize the value of cloud-based environments, they are turning to AWS and other cloud providers for efficiency, savings and scalability. To support cloud efforts, AWS and Puppet deepened their collaboration, making Puppet Enterprise available on an hourly, pay-as-you-go basis through AWS Marketplace. The new offering simplifies installation, provides secure configuration and delivers immediate ROI. 
  • Extended Cisco partnership: As software defined networking continues to evolve as a key tenet of the modern data center, Cisco customers want the power of Puppet Enterprise as a unified way of defining, deploying and operating all the software they run. Joint customers can now buy and get support for Puppet Enterprise directly from Cisco and any Cisco VAR.
  • New partners for security and DevOps: Puppet has added a number of important partners as part of its inaugural class to the Technology Alliance Partner Program (TAPP). By collaborating with F5, Splunk, Cumulus Networks, CloudPassage, Conjur, CyberArk, Onyx Point, Intelliment and Sensu, Puppet and its partners collectively deliver a better architecture around security and DevOps.

“Puppet Enterprise has enabled us to efficiently migrate workloads to AWS and scale out our infrastructure, which has helped us triple our deployment frequency, eliminate downtime, and made it faster and easier to deploy changes with fewer errors,” said Brian Engler, CIO, ServiceChannel. “Puppet’s new pay-as-you-go marketplace offering gives us even more flexibility to experiment with new ideas that will help us stay ahead of the competition.”

New innovation and Puppet Enterprise updates 
As part of the company’s strategic plans to make the shortest path to better software a reality for enterprises, Puppet also today announced its first-ever standalone offerings, separate from Puppet Enterprise. Additionally, the company announced updates to its flagship product, Puppet Enterprise 2017.2. For more details visit: https://puppet.com/company/press-room/releases/puppet-announces-puppet-enterprise-20172  

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About Puppet

Puppet is driving the movement to a world of unconstrained software change. Its revolutionary platform is the industry standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us. More than 37,000 companies—including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100—use Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to adopt DevOps practices, achieve situational awareness and drive software change with confidence. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Puppet is a privately held company with more than 500 employees around the world. Learn more at puppet.com.

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