Puppet Labs Announces Third Annual PuppetConf

Bank of America, Cisco, Google, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, PayPal, Red Hat, ThoughtWorks and VMware join 40+ participating companies, from startups to corporations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 29, 2013 – Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, confirmed today that thought leaders and industry experts from Bank of America, Cisco, Google, Juniper Networks, Microsoft Corp., PayPal, Red Hat, ThoughtWorks and VMware will present at its third annual international user conference,PuppetConf. Taking place at The Fairmont San Francisco, August 22-23, PuppetConf 2013 delivers two action-packed days of keynotes, presentations, and workshops focusing on the latest trends and best practices in DevOps, cloud automation, and continuous delivery.

“Growing business demands coupled with the rapid rate of change in IT require ops teams to be more agile than ever,” said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs. “IT automation is no longer an option, but a requirement for today’s fast-moving business landscape. We’re proud to have an impressive list of IT thought leaders and practitioners gather at PuppetConf to share how they’re using Puppet Labs’ technologies to get more done in less time.”

PuppetConf 2013 will cater to system administrators, architects, engineers, developers, IT managers and directors seeking ideas for delivering business results faster, at higher levels of quality. Conference highlights include sessions on best practices, technical how-tos, demos and hands-on labs focused on Puppet Enterprise and its ecosystem of supporting technologies.

This year’s conference will feature more than 70 sessions led by thought leaders and experts from the world’s leading innovative companies, including:

  • Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs
  • Nicholas Weaver, VMware
  • Brian Stevens, Red Hat
  • Reinhardt Quelle, Cisco
  • Gordon Rowell, Google
  • Jez Humble, ThoughtWorks
  • Stan Hsu, PayPal
  • Greg Oehman, salesforce.com
  • Gene Kim, Author of The Phoenix Project
  • Benjamin Irizarry, Bank of America
  • Daniel Lobato Garcia, CERN
  • John Willis, Dell
  • Ben Schofield, ESPN
  • Jeremy Schulman, Juniper Networks
  • Peter Pouliot, Microsoft
  • Greg Swift, Rackspace
  • Carla Souza, Reliant Security

In 2012, PuppetConf drew a sold-out audience of more than 800 customers, users, and technology partners. This year, it is expected to double in size to 1,600 attendees. More than 40 leading companies will sponsor PuppetConf 2013, including 10Gen, Cloudability, Fedora, GitHub, Jive Software, Juniper, Loggly, LogicMonitor, MomentumSI, NETWAYS, Ooyala, O’Reilly, Perforce, USENIX, and VMware, a 120% growth in sponsorships over last year.