Perforce Software announces the acquisition of Puppet, a DevOps platform for infrastructure automation.

Puppet was one of the first to develop infrastructure-as-code. Today, the organization maintains an infrastructure automation platform. DevOps teams use the platform to automate manual VM configurations, deploy applications and perform updates. The solution supports most major public and private cloud providers, including Dell EMC, AWS and Google Cloud.

Today, Perforce Software announced the acquisition of Puppet. Perforce Software provides a full stack of solutions for app development, including project planning, app testing and lifecycle management. The organisation hopes to add Puppet to its offering. First, all relevant market authorities must greenlight the acquisition. Perforce Software expects the acquisition to be completed in the second quarter of 2022. The purchase price is unknown.

“Puppet has been in the DevOps space for over 15 years with a focus on infrastructure-as-code and operators”, shares Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Puppet. “Going forward, however, we believe enterprise customers are looking for strategic partners who can provide more breadth and depth across the entire DevOps lifecycle. Integrating Puppet into Perforce does just that.”

Perforce Software and Puppet

The acquisition expands Puppet’s reach. Perforce works with the world’s largest organisations. If all goes according to plan, Puppet will be on offer in the near future.

Current Puppet customers, which include 85 percent of the world’s largest banks, will be served by Perforce. Shared customers, including forty Fortune 500 companies, will receive new integrations and support.

“As part of Perforce, we believe we will be better positioned to service the breadth of customers’ DevOps needs”, adds Wassenaar.

State of DevOps

Since 2011, Puppet publishes an annual State of DevOps report. The organisation interviews tens of thousands of developers, operations professionals and managers. The report offers a rare insight into the adoption and development of DevOps.

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