Perforce Software has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Puppet, the developer of the infrastructure automation software platform which enables users to deliver, update, monitor, and secure software across physical and virtual machines.

An early developer of what is now referred to as “infrastructure-as-code", more than 40,000 organisations have used Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions as the company’s infrastructure automation technology provides solutions to strengthen a company’s security posture, compliance, and business resilience.

In addition, Puppet’s annual State of DevOps Report is regarded as a key informative source for updates on DevOps adoption and advancement across organisations. Over 35,000 technical and managerial professionals have been polled via ten separate surveys since 2011.

“This acquisition expands our product offering by adding new capabilities for enterprise DevOps teams to manage and secure their critical infrastructure,” said Mark Ties, CEO of Perforce. “With Puppet, we will be providing our customers with access to a product portfolio that enables them to drive innovation on a global scale. We look forward to welcoming the Puppet team and continuing to offer the level of customer support, services, and community Puppet has established in the market.”

“Puppet has been in the DevOps space for over 15 years with a focus on infrastructure-as-code and operators. Going forward, however, we believe enterprise customers are looking for strategic partners who can provide more breadth and depth across the entire DevOps lifecycle. Integrating Puppet into Perforce does just that," said Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Puppet. "As part of Perforce, we believe we will be better positioned to service the breadth of DevOps needs our customers have while accelerating our own innovation to ensure customers can deliver, operate and automate their infrastructures at scale in the data centre, across clouds, and out to the edge."

The addition of Puppet builds on Perforce’s existing DevOps portfolio, allowing Perforce to continue its focus on DevOps at scale and solve some of the most difficult automation challenges found in larger enterprises.

Like Perforce, Puppet delivers solutions to some of the biggest companies in the world, including, as of year-end 2021, 85 percent of the world’s largest banks and 80 percent of the world’s top technology organisations.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022.