Puppet, the open source company that markets cloud-native software management tools, has acquired startup Distelli. Based in Seattle, Distelli offers a software as a service platform used by developers to build, test, and deploy code written in any language to any server, including cloud platforms. This is an obvious good match, as both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker.
“Today, a company’s success is predicated on how quickly and successfully it can deliver new experiences to customers through software,” Puppet’s CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, said in a statement. “Automation makes world-class application delivery straightforward for every enterprise, not just for companies born in the cloud. Together with Distelli, we are bringing a comprehensive solution for orchestrating and automating the entire software delivery lifecycle, from infrastructure, all the way up through containers.”
In a blog posted Wednesday, the day the sale was announced, Mirchandani hinted that Distelli’s software would be integrated into Puppet.The details, however, won’t be coming until October at the company’s conference, PuppetConf, in San Francisco.
Puppet produces a free and open source product called Open Source Puppet. The company earns its keep, however, with Puppet Enterprise, a proprietary offering that, in addition to the features found in the free version, provides GUI, API and command line tools for node management.