Google, Cisco, VMware Invest $8.5 Million in Puppet Labs

Google's investment arm Google Ventures along with Cisco and VMware has led a series C round of funding for Puppet Labs, which raised $8.5 million.

Puppet Labs, which was founded by CEO Luke Kanies back in 2005, specialises in making system administration tools.

According to the company, Google Ventures, Cisco and VMware join existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, and Radar Partners. Counting the latest series C round of funding, the company has now raised a total of $15.75 million from investors.

Puppet Labs, which recently launched its Puppet Enterprise 2.0 software, has more than 250 customers including Zynga, Twitter, NYSE, Disney, Citrix, Oracle/Sun, Constant Contact, Match.com, Shopzilla, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford University.

The company started out as an open source firm, with developer communities in North America, India, Europe, China and Japan.

"The participation of these new investors in this latest round reinforces our lead in providing powerful IT automation tools for system administrators, whether deploying applications on-premise or in the cloud," said Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs.

"Together, we are well-positioned to enable IT organizations to fully capitalize on the tectonic shifts of virtualization and cloud computing in their delivery of business results." he added.

Find the press release here.