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Puppet signals channel opportunities as it extends ecosystem

The DevOps specialist has indicated it is now working with a number of vendors with some of those offering its technology via the channel

Software automation player Puppet has sealed a number of vendor partnerships that will give it access to a much wider channel base.

The firm has started working with Cisco, Microsoft,  Nutanix and Barracuda Networks and most of those alliances give the vendors the opportunity to make Puppet available to their reseller bases.

The firm is working with Microsoft and Barracuda to help customers migrate to Azure. The Cisco tie-up should see the firm help push its automation and DevOps offerings to customer networking teams.

“We are deeply committed to integrating with what our customers already have.  The investments that we’re making in our partner ecosystem deliver on Puppet’s vision of empowering people to do more of what they love by helping them automate manual, error-prone processes across traditional infrastructure, cloud, containers, networking, and application development," said Omri Gazitt, chief product officer, Puppet.

The expectation is that the alliances will have a positive impact on the firm's channel ecosystem.

Tim Zonca, svp of marketing & business development at Puppet, said that it already worked with the likes of Dell EMC and it made its technology available through channel partners.

He said that it had noticed its channel had started to expand in the second half of last year and it expected the latest alliances could lead to more.

The firm has its own established channel programmes and Zonca said that it had expanded the portfolio to target the enterprise market.

"We are known as the standard DevOps platform and automation and customers rely on our platforms," he said.

He added that customers were spending money on technology that was easy to manage and could be spun up and down as required and GDPR had underlined the need for customers to be on top of their data activities.

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