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Luke Kanies

Luke Kanies is the CEO and a founder of Puppet Labs, where he provides the vision and direction for the company as it builds next generation data ... More »Luke Kanies is the CEO and a founder of Puppet Labs, where he provides the vision and direction for the company as it builds next generation data center automation. He is the original author of Puppet Labs’ primary product, Puppet. Prior to Puppet Labs, he was a consultant, speaker, and author on topics related to configuration management and system administration. Kanies received a B.A. in Chemistry from Reed College.

PRISM could foil the public-cloud campaign, and private clouds might lie in crosshairs

While companies have been experimenting with development and testing work and some larger workloads on IaaS from AWS and other providers, complete dependence on public-cloud infrastructure is still way off, and the PRISM news puts more of a damper on the use of it, said Luke Kanies...

Puppet Labs Founder Luke Kanies

And the story of its founder, Luke Kanies, is downright amazing. For starters, Kanies spent his early childhood "on a hippie commune that had 1,600 people on it," in rural Tennessee, he laughs. "Now I'm running this multimillion-dollar company and I didn't have a toilet until I was 8 ...

Will using Dropbox put your CEO in jail?

Stephanie Tayengco of Logicworks, Luke Kanies of Puppet Labs, Richard Nicholson of Paremus, and James Urquhart of enStratus at Structure 2012. (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com With everything moving to the cloud, companies suddenly find themselves confronted with a whole new ...

Puppet Labs CEO talks growth and new CFO

It’s been at least six months since Puppet Labs started looking for chief financial officer and CEO Luke Kanies estimates in that time the company looked at hundreds of candidates. He personally interviewed about 15 before today’s news that the Pearl District startup — which makes IT ...

Puppet Labs will move into larger quarters in the Pearl District

Benjamin Brink/The OregonianPuppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies at his company's current offices on the North Park Blocks. Fast-growing Portland startup Puppet Labs has outgrown its offices on the North Park Blocks and will move this fall into a larger space, deeper in the Pearl District. Puppet ...

App Think Tank – Some take aways

“Open Source all the way” — Barry Libenson, CIO, Safeway Everything must be services – Das Kamhout – IT Principal Engineer, Intel Set up a learning culture, that is tolerant of failure – Luke Kanies, Puppet CEO Clean APIs and modularity – Alex Salazar – CEO, Stormpath If your son or ...

VMware Invests $30 Million In Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs founder and CEO Luke Kanies said in a blog post Wednesday that over the past year Puppet was already working closely with VMware. Its commercial product, Puppet Enterprise, is a configuration management system that lets system admins automatically commission, configure and ...

Puppet Labs brings Microsoft finance vet Koefoed aboard as CFO

Puppet Labs founder and CEO Luke Kanies told OregonLive that Koefoed brings new skills the company needs as it grows. In January, Puppet got $30 million in funding from VMware and put VMware executive VP Raghu Raghuram on the board. With total investment of about $45 million, that ...

Puppet Labs Acquires Cloudsmith For Its Tools That Connect GitHub To AWS

Luke Kanies, CEO and founder of Puppet Labs, said in an email that the Cloudsmith team has deep expertise with the Eclipse developer tools ecosystem, as well as open source, and that they have worked with the company for several years. Kanies said Cloudsmith will connect its IDE...

Puppet acquires DevOps startup Cloudsmith

Puppet bought Cloudsmith both for its technologies and its engineering expertise, said Luke Kanies, CEO and founder of Puppet Labs. All seven of Cloudsmith’s employees will continue to work for Puppet, he said. “They built developer-like tools for an operations world, taking developer ...

Puppet Labs' new downtown headquarters, its fifth in as many years, could accommodate 500 workers |...

This will be the company’s fifth headquarters since founder and chief executive Luke Kanies moved the company here from Nashville in 2009. Puppet, whose open source software facilitates data center management, quickly outgrew all its prior homes. With the new lease, Kanies said ...

Puppet Labs wins $30 million in backing from VMware

View full size Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies and his company moved to new, larger offices in the Pearl District late last year to accommodate the company's growing work force. Employment is up nearly 80 percent from late 2011, and Puppet has another two-dozen open jobs posted on its ...

Puppet Labs Buys Cloudmsith, Open Source Gurus

Cloudsmith represents "a crack team of developers" with experience in creating programming languages, tools, virtual machines and enterprise applications, said Luke Kanies, CEO of the Portland, Ore., firm. All seven members of the company will join Puppet. The acquisition was possible in ...

VMware to further integrate management tools with Puppet

The goal of the new investment is to create direct provisioning hooks between Puppet and VMware’s management products this year, which include vCloud Automation Center, vCenter Operations, and vCenter Configuration Manager, according to Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies. “They’re good at ...

Puppet Labs pairs open source entrepreneur with Microsoft exec

Puppet Labs founder and chief executive Luke Kanies is a Reed College alum and Apple aficionado. Classically Portland, he bikes to work, sports metallic, spiral earrings and built one of the city’s fastest-growing startups around an open source network management tool. Yet when Kanies ...

Virtualization Giant VMware Partners With And Puts $30M Into Data Center Automation Company Puppet L...

Puppet Labs’ CEO and founder Luke Kanies says that clients are already using products like Puppet Enterprise with VMware’s vSphere® API. Additionally customers use the integration of VMware vFabric Application Director with Puppet to provision private cloud services. As part of the ...

HireVue Acquires CodeEval, A Programmer Evaluation Tool For Recruiters

“Screening job candidates is a critical part of matching people to jobs, and tools like CodeEval can make technical screening much simpler and faster while at the same time making it a more enjoyable experience for the candidate,” says Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies, the original developer ...

App Think Tank: IT is facing competition for the first time ever

The short clip below features Barry Libenson, CIO of Safeway, Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs and Jay Ferro, CIO of the American Cancer Society. The three men talk about the pressure IT is under these days as consumerization drives up expectations and shadow IT has crept in...

App Think Tank: What do customers expect?

Given the above, we started with question, “What do customers expect in an application today?” In the short clip below, Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, Barry Libenson, CIO of Safeway and Jay Ferro, CIO of the American Cancer Society give their thoughts...

“New Age of Apps” Think Tank to be streamed Live

The title of the Think Tank is “The new age of apps and delivery gaps” and we have put together a group of 10 panelist that we feel represents a cross-section of technology and IT today: Luke Kanies – Founder & CEO, Puppet Labs Alex Salazar – Co-Founder & CEO, Stormpath Alex Williams ...

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