Puppet Labs, EMC Join Up to Take DevOps Tools Global
Whether one calls it DevOps or agile infrastructure, this is all about building hybrid clouds with plenty of automated features quickly and efficiently.LAS VEGAS—EMC is an awfully big company with a lot of resources, but no company can supply every thing and every service in a given IT "need" situation. That's when partnerships come in handy. When it comes to DevOps, that trendy term that identifies automated solutions built by both development and operations people, EMC needed some help in this area, so it turned to Puppet Labs for assistance. Puppet Labs, with 10 full years in the DevOps business before the term became commonplace, told eWEEK at EMC World 2015 here on May 6 that it is has signed an agreement with EMC to bring DevOps tools and practices to enterprises around the globe. DevOps used to be called "agile infrastructure," a term that is a lot wordier—and doesn't fit into headlines quite as well. Whatever one calls it, this is about building hybrid clouds with plenty of automated features quickly and efficiently.
Off the top, it appears to be a good deal for both companies. EMC, with 70,000 full-time employees and a huge sales force, has the world reach with its global sales, service and marketing, and Puppet Labs has the new-gen cloud automation development expertise that EMC lacks.