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Puppet Enterprise Receives Editor's Choice Award From Virtualization Review

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- Virtualization Review today announced that Puppet Enterprise from Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, is an Editor's Choice recipient of the Virtualization Review Reader's Choice Awards. The 2013 awards are chosen by readers of the publication, and presented to vendors in 16 categories ranging from Virtualization Management and Cloud Infrastructure to Business Continuity and Virtualization Automation.

E-mail invitations were sent to 20,000 Virtualization Review readers in October 2012 to vote on more than 446 products. A team of editors reviewed the votes to ensure that they legitimately came from their readers. Puppet Enterprise won the Editor's Choice category, which focuses on startups that received high marks by readers, and who are producing innovative products.

"In the course of sitting through an endless stream of briefings with virtualization and cloud vendors, I almost always find that when I ask vendors to list their primary competitors, they usually say there really isn't anyone else who does exactly what they do," says Bruce Hoard, editor in chief of Virtualization Review. "The fact is a lot of vendors are shooting for the same goals, but in different ways. That's where the annual Virtualization Review Reader's Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyer's Guide enables users to assess hundreds of products in one, central location."

All of the winners are highlighted in the December 2012/January 2013 issue. A downloadable PDF of the article is also available at VirtualizationReview.com.

"Our goal with Puppet Enterprise was to give system administrators powerful automation software to manage infrastructure more efficiently, so they can focus on larger strategic projects," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. "We are honored that the readers and editors of Virtualization Review recognize Puppet Enterprise as an essential tool within virtual environments."

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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, on-premise or in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations are using Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Match.com, Oracle/Sun, Shopzilla, and Zynga. Now numbering more than 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. To learn more, please visit www.puppetlabs.com.

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.

About Virtualization Review
1105 Enterprise Computing Group's Virtualization Review is the independent guide to the products, vendors, issues and technologies transforming IT through virtualization and cloud computing. Virtualization Review is the only print publication specifically targeting those IT executives, directors and administrators on the leading edge of this revolution. Visit the Web site for news, analysis, trends, product reviews, roadmaps and best practices on all aspects of IT virtualization including servers, storage, PCs, desktops, applications, management and more. For more information, visit VirtualizationReview.com.

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