Puppet to be acquired by Perforce, to bolster development lifecycle portfolio

Perforce Software has today announced plans to acquire DevOps platform Puppet for an undisclosed sum, to bolster its existing development lifecycle portfolio

The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022, will allow Perforce to continue its focus on DevOps at scale, and solve some of the most difficult automation challenges in the world’s largest enterprises.

Together, the two firms will help to drive innovation at its combined customer base, which includes 40 companies of the Fortune 50.

An early developer of what is now known as “infrastructure-as-code”, Puppet has been looking to improve the security posture, compliance, and business resiliency of over 40,000 enterprises.

Having operated in the DevOps space for over 15 years, Puppet offers infrastructure automation technology that can drive value beyond the data centre to the cloud, supporting customers on their digital transformation journeys.

“This acquisition expands our product offering by adding new capabilities for enterprise DevOps teams to manage and secure their critical infrastructure,” said Mark Ties, CEO of Perforce.

“With Puppet, we will be providing our customers with access to a product portfolio that enables them to drive innovation on a global scale. We look forward to welcoming the Puppet team and continuing to offer the level of customer support, services, and community Puppet has established in the market.”

Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Puppet, commented: “Puppet has been in the DevOps space for over 15 years with a focus on infrastructure-as-code and operators.

“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.

“As part of Perforce, we believe we will be better positioned to service the breadth of DevOps needs our customers have while accelerating our own innovation to ensure customers can deliver, operate and automate their infrastructures at scale in the data centre, across clouds, and out to the edge.”


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