Puppet's vendor Puppet, Inc, is a privately held information technology automation software company based in Portland, Oregon.
In 2005, Puppet was founded by former CEO Luke Kanies. On Jan. 29, 2019 Yvonne Wassenaar replaced Sanjay Mirchandani as CEO. Wassenaar has held key leadership positions at Airware, New Relic and VMware.
In February 2011 Puppet released its first commercial product, Puppet Enterprise, built on the open-source base and providing commercial users with improved usability as well as some commercial components. In September 2011, the company released Puppet Enterprise 2.0, which introduced integration with MCollective, acquired by Puppet in 2010, as well as provisioning for virtual machines directly on Amazon EC2 and VMware. In June 2013, Puppet released Puppet Enterprise 3.0, which features a rewritten orchestration engine that will ease the automated rollout of changes across multiple sites and clouds.
Puppet purchased the infrastructure automation Distelli in September 2017. Puppet rebranded Distelli's VM Dashboard as Puppet Pipelines for Applications, and K8S Dashboard as Puppet Pipelines for Containers. The products were made generally available in October, 2017.
Puppet released Puppet Discovery, a tool to discover and manipulate resources in hybrid networks, in May 2018. It is Puppet's third stand-alone enterprise product.
In June of 2018 Puppet raised $42 million for a total of $150 million in funding. The round was led by Cisco and included Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures, EDBI, and VMware.
Highest paying job titles at Puppet Labs include Engineering Director, Product Manager, and Communications Manager