Shadow-Soft Adds Puppet Labs to GSA Schedule

ATLANTA, Georgia and PORTLAND, Oregon– September 25, 2012 — Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, and Shadow-Soft, a leading Public Sector Open Source solutions provider and General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract holder, today announced a partnership wherein Shadow-Soft will be the strategic GSA schedule distributor for U.S. Government, State and Local organizations that choose Puppet Lab’s leading IT automation solutions.

Puppet is a revolutionary configuration management tool that provides systems management and datacenter automation for the enterprise and cloud. Puppet enables system administrators to collect operational data and set configurations across heterogeneous environments of Windows, Linux, and Unix systems using a simple declarative syntax. Thousands of organizations use Puppet to manage their infrastructure, including Zynga, Citrix, Shopzilla, Match.com, Oracle/Sun, to name a few. Under this agreement, Shadow-Soft and Puppet Labs will jointly market and sell the Puppet Labs solutions set to Federal, State and Local Government agencies.

“This partnership between Shadow-Soft and Puppet Labs combines the experience and expertise of Shadow-Soft’s end- to-end enterprise open source solution and consulting practices with Puppet Labs ubiquitous IT automation technology,” said Scott Campbell, Vice President of Sales for Puppet Labs. “The partnership will help government agencies streamline the acquisition and use of Puppet Enterprise, enabling them to manage next-generation IT infrastructure on-premise or in the cloud.”

Puppet Labs’ solutions are available on Shadow-Soft GSA Schedule # GS-35-F-0524Y.  Please contact Shadow-Soft at gsasales@shadow-soft.com for additional information.

About Puppet Labs – Puppet Labs, Inc.(www.puppetlabs.com) was founded in 2005 and shipped the first release of the open source Puppet Project later the same year. Puppet’s popularity has since grown to where it now is responsible for managing millions of nodes across thousands of companies and organizations, both on-premise and in the cloud. Now numbering over one hundred employees and based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners.

About Shadow-Soft – Shadow-Soft is a leading provider of Open Source Software, Cloud Computing, and other market disruptive solutions. With offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., Shadow-Soft strives to make freedom, flexibility, and Open Source the building blocks of its enterprise technology solutions. As the Red Hat Catalyst Partner Partner of the Year (2011), the Shadow-Soft team and partnerships are comprised of the Open Source industry elite focusing on the value and performance Open Source delivers to their commercial, educational and government customers. Visit www.shadow-soft.com to learn how Shadow-Soft can help you reduce technology costs and drive innovation by migrating from proprietary to Open Source technologies.