Shadow-Soft Announces Sponsorship of PuppetConf 2013

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

PuppetConf is a unique industry gathering of the people pushing DevOps and Cloud computing forward so we’re excited to be a sponsor of PuppetConf for the second consecutive year. - Erik Wallin, co-founder and COO of Shadow-Soft

Shadow-Soft, the Open Source system integration experts, today announced its sponsorship of PuppetConf 2013 ( The annual conference is the international users group gathering for Puppet Labs (, the leader in IT automation. Taking place at The Fairmont San Francisco, August 22-23, PuppetConf 2013 delivers two full days of keynotes, presentations, and workshops focusing on the latest trends and best practices in DevOps, cloud automation, and continuous delivery.

"As a strategic Puppet partner and GSA schedule distributor for U.S. Government, State and Local organizations, our competencies lie in giving commercial and public sector customers a simple pathway to deploy and manage next-generation IT Infrastructures on-premise or in the cloud. PuppetConf is a unique industry gathering of the people pushing DevOps and Cloud computing forward so we’re excited to be a sponsor of PuppetConf for the second consecutive year," said Erik Wallin, co-founder and COO of Shadow-Soft.

"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 70 sessions led by thought leaders and experts on best practices, technical how-tos, demos and hands-on labs focused on Puppet Enterprise and its ecosystem of supporting technologies.

About Shadow-Soft
At Shadow-Soft, we think it’s time you consider an open relationship – with your technology. Unlike the other guys, Shadow-Soft fully embraces all that Open Source systems integration has to offer – total technology freedom, customization and less cost. Based in Atlanta, Shadow-Soft was formed to help enterprise and government clients realize the benefits of Open Source. Our expert Linux, middleware and cloud consultants can help your organization live open and save hard. Puppet Labs’ solutions are available on Shadow-Soft GSA Schedule #GS-35-F-0524Y. To learn more, go to

About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs’ software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, on-premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world’s leading organizations use Puppet Labs’ software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE,, Oracle/Sun, Shopzilla, and Zynga. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 140 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit

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