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Perforce adds infrastructure automation tooling with Puppet acquisition

Perforce Software has been building developer tools since 1995, a long time in the tech world. The company was acquired by Clearlake Capital in 2018, and over the last several years has been modernizi

SaaS’ future will be open sourced

Over the course of the last decade or so, open source changed dramatically. What was once mostly a philosophical discussion about cathedrals, bazaars and the evils of Microsoft — which in turn l

Software supply chain platform Cloudsmith raises $15M Series A led by Tiger Global

Cloudsmith, a cloud platform for software supply chain management, has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global, which it claims is the largest-ever Series A funding round in No

The hidden benefits of adding a CTO to your board

Not only do CTOs understand the ever-changing tech landscape, they also provide insights to help organizations to go beyond traditional IT conversations and leverage technology to scale businesses.

Puppet announces $40 million debt round from BlackRock

Puppet, the Portland, Oregon-based infrastructure automation company, announced a $40 million debt round today from BlackRock Investments. CEO Yvonne Wassenaar says the company sees this debt round as

Puppet names former Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abby Kearns as CTO

Puppet, the Portland-based infrastructure automation company, today announced that it has named former Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abby Kearns as its new CTO. Current Puppet CTO Deepak

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth on dueling open-source foundations

At the Open Infrastructure Summit, which was previously known as the OpenStack Summit, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth used his keynote to talk about the state of open-source foundations — a

Puppet raises $42M led by Cisco as its DevOps automation platform passes 40,000 businesses

DevOps — the branch of enterprise IT that involves both products and best-practices for developers to build, test and run apps and other software — is on track to be worth nearly $13 billi

Puppet Labs Secures $22M Credit From Silicon Valley Bank

Portland, Ore.-based DevOps company Puppet Labs today announced that it has secured a $22 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. In addition, the company today appointed former Genentech

Puppet Labs Announces Application Orchestration Service

Puppet Labs has long allowed IT admins to manage and scale their infrastructure. Today, ahead of its user conference in Portland next week, the company is announcing a new product that will also mak

AWS Launches OpsWorks, A Potential PaaS Disruptor, To Automate App Deployment To The Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new service called <a target="_blank" href="http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2013/02/18/announcing-aws-opsworks/">OpsWorks</a>, which manages apps at

BMC Doubles Down On DevOps, Acquires VaraLogix

BMC Software, perhaps best known for its Remedy line of IT management products, announced today that it will acquire VaraLogix, makers of tools that help companies automate software deployments. Terms

Make your very own Jabba the Hut

Attention Star Wars and DIYers: Here’s your opportunity to make your very own Jabba the Hut out of irrigation tubing, foam, LOTS of hot glue and a few other supplies. Take some pics and send the