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Puppet Labs Unveils Puppet Support Program

June 29, 2014

Puppet Labs introduced the Puppet Supported Program, a certification program that enables customers to extend the benefits of automation across their entire data center.

Puppet Enterprise said this new program enables customers to speed application delivery using a single solution to automate not only servers and software, but also network and storage devices.

According to a release from the company, together with launch partners Arista Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Cumulus Networks, Dell, EMC, F5, Huawei and NetApp, Puppet Labs is certifying Puppet Enterprise for platforms and devices.

"SDN can help alleviate this issue by enabling automated provisioning of network services associated with a workload, and Gartner estimates this can reduce provisioning times for new applications by more than 80 percent, reducing typical turnaround times from weeks to days," according to Gartner, Mainstream Organizations Should Prepare for SDN Now, by Andrew Lerner and Ronni J. Colville, March 18. "In addition, this automated provisioning leads to higher network reliability and security because manual provisioning mistakes are significantly reduced."

"With the Puppet Supported Program, we're extending our software automation leadership into networking and storage, allowing organizations to break down the barriers between IT silos that have traditionally created bottlenecks and delays," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "Our goal is to extend the reach of automation to every device in the data center, making it easier than ever for organizations to deliver great software quickly and reliably. That's a big competitive advantage in today's technology- driven business environment."

"Leveraging Puppet Labs' IT automation solution, Nexus switches automate network provisioning, patch management and configuration tasks. Automating these manual and error-prone tasks gives DevOps teams the ability to accelerate application delivery," says Colin Kincaid, VP Marketing, Cisco. "Together with Puppet Labs, we're providing joint solutions that enable customers to create an agile infrastructure that will meet changing business needs with the highest levels of reliability and performance."

Puppet Labs is a provider of IT automation.

More information and complete details:

feeds.feedburner.com/PuppetLabs

puppetlabs.com/download-puppet-enterprise

PuppetLabs.com

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