VMware Pumps $30 Million into Puppet Labs

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http://www.thevarguy.com – VMware (NYSE: VMW) added more heft to its vision of the software-defined data center with a $30 million investment in Puppet Labs, developer of software for system administrators to automate IT tasks across compute, storage and networking in multivendor, heterogeneous virtual and cloud environments. The companies also hammered out a strategic partnership under which the two will work together to deliver IT management solutions. With the VMware funding and partnership, Puppet, a player in the so-called DevOps movement to accelerate service delivery and business agility, will be able to expand i (IT news)