Puppet Labs, a US-based automation software company Puppet Labs, said software provider VMware had invested $30m as part of a strategic partnership.

Ramin Sayar, vice-president of virtualization and cloud management at VMware, said: “This strategic investment and partnership will further accelerate the software-defined data centre, and will allow a more extensive automation and orchestration solution across infrastructure and application elements for VMware-based private and public clouds, physical infrastructures, OpenStack and Amazon Web Services.”

VMware previously acquired Nicira to help enable…

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