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Puppet Labs' Puppet Open Source Named Winner in 2012 InfoWorld Bossie Awards

Puppet Open Source Recognized as One of the Best Open Source Data Center and Cloud Software Solutions

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 09/20/12 -- Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, announced today that Puppet Open Source has been named one of IDG InfoWorld's 2012 Bossie Award recipients under the best of open source data center and cloud software category.

The InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognizes the best business-oriented open source software products every year. Puppet Open Source was named among other leading innovative open source data center and cloud software for 2012.

Puppet Open Source is a flexible, customizable framework available under the Apache 2.0 license designed to help system administrators automate the many repetitive tasks they regularly perform. As a declarative, model-based approach to IT automation, it enables sysadmins to define the desired state -- or the "what" -- of their infrastructure using the Puppet configuration language. Puppet Open Source is the underlying technology for Puppet Enterprise and runs on all major Linux distributions including Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu as well as Amazon Linux, and major Unix platforms like Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX, and Microsoft Windows.

"We're excited that Puppet Open Source was named a winner of the 2012 Bossie Awards," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "We are thankful that we have such a strong community of Puppet Open Source users that continually make it stronger and able to automate the IT infrastructure of today."

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About Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs, Inc. ( was founded in 2005 and shipped the first release of the open source Puppet Project later the same year. Puppet's popularity has since grown to where it now is responsible for managing millions of nodes across thousands of companies and organizations, both on-premise and in the cloud, including Zynga, Citrix, Shopzilla,, Oracle/Sun, and other industry leaders. In 2011, Puppet Labs shipped its first commercial software product, Puppet Enterprise. Now numbering 100 employees and based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners.

Puppet Labs and Puppet are trademarks of Puppet Labs Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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