Puppet Labs today announced it is receiving a $30 million strategic investment from VMware. Puppet Labs and VMware are hardly strangers. In May 2012, Puppet debuted the Razor open source effort along with EMC for bare metal provisioning.
“VMware and EMC are not the same company, but they are pretty close,” Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, told ServerWatch. “We were talking to some investors and VMware said, we’d love to have a closer relationship.”
As a result, VMware is investing in Puppet Labs as well as entering into a commercial agreement to work together on developing, marketing and selling products.
The $30 million will be used by Puppet Labs to do a number of different things. In Kanies’ view, the money is primarily about enabling his company to continue on a growth path and be a modern infrastructure management company.