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Puppet Labs Announces Integrations With Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio

Integrations Help Customers Realize the Benefits of DevOps in Heterogeneous Enterprise IT Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 -- Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, today announced at Build 2014 a strategic relationship with Microsoft to integrate Puppet Enterprise with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio 2013 Professional and Ultimate, providing developers and IT operations teams a simple way to deploy and manage infrastructure across physical and virtual machines, on private infrastructure, or in the public cloud.

With the Puppet Enterprise and Azure integration, joint customers can easily deploy virtual machines from the Azure Gallery that are configured and managed by Puppet Enterprise. Additionally, a free Puppet Enterprise trial is now available on the Azure Gallery through May 31, 2014 to help Azure customers quickly deploy a pre-configured Puppet Master image.

The Visual Studio 2013 Professional and Ultimate for Puppet plugin provides developers a simple way to write and validate Puppet modules -- powerful configurations that can automate systems, applications, and devices -- and then publish them directly to the Puppet Forge, a repository of 2,100 readily available modules contributed by Puppet community members.

With Puppet Enterprise, Windows developers and administrators can manage heterogeneous environments with a single solution, easing cross-team collaboration, and helping organizations realize the agility and efficiency of DevOps.

"We're seeing a huge spike in demand for Puppet Enterprise as organizations manage multi-platform, multi-cloud environments," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "With the addition of Puppet Enterprise to Azure, companies can now make rapid changes and enforce consistency of their Azure infrastructure, so they spend less time fighting fires, and more time getting great software in front of their users."

"Our customers are challenged with managing complex, heterogeneous environments and demand greater agility as they move critical workloads to the cloud," said Corey Sanders, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Azure. "Integration between Puppet Enterprise and Azure gives customers choice and flexibility for ease of configuration, automation and management of their Azure cloud infrastructure."

To learn more about Puppet Labs' integration with Azure and Visual Studio while at Microsoft Build:

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About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, both on-premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations use Puppet Labs software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Cisco WebEx, Salesforce.com, Bank of America and PayPal. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 250 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit www.PuppetLabs.com.

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