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Puppet Labs Announces Deployment at International Securities Exchange

Leading US Options Exchange 'Puppetizes' Their Infrastructure to Automatically Configure, Deploy and Manage Mission Critical Applications

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 -- Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced that the International Securities Exchange (ISE), a leading US options exchange, has completed the initial phase of its deployment of the Puppet Enterprise solution.

Puppet Enterprise enables ISE to automatically and consistently configure, deploy and manage its mission critical trading applications. The ability to automatically make changes and upgrades simultaneously across hundreds of servers ensures consistency and dramatically improves the efficiency of deploying new technology releases. The Puppet Enterprise console, the software's graphical user interface, enables ISE to quickly audit production systems for compliance.

"The software deployment automation supported by Puppet Enterprise has enabled us to significantly reduce the time it takes to deploy new software in our production environment," said Rob Cornish, Technology Strategy and Operations Officer at ISE. "Treating our infrastructure as code enables us to add automation, version control, and regression testing to infrastructure deployments. Puppet Enterprise gives us unprecedented control over change management, improves the audit trail associated with new software deployments, and reduces the software delivery cycle timeframe from days to minutes."

"We designed Puppet Enterprise specifically to help system administrators easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications and proactively manage infrastructure change, whether it's one or hundreds of servers," said Luke Kanies, CEO at Puppet Labs. "ISE is leveraging the power of Puppet Enterprise, resulting in the ability for system administrators to automate away menial tasks and supports an agile dev-test-ops environment."

In the initial phase of its Puppet Enterprise roll-out, ISE automated the software deployment for its mission critical applications running on Linux. ISE will expand its use of Puppet Enterprise to its entire Windows environment, which includes Linux and Windows, by year end.

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About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation and software-defined infrastructure. Puppet Labs' software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, on-premise or in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations are using Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE,, Oracle/Sun, Shopzilla, and Zynga. Now numbering more than 100 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. To learn more, please visit

About ISE
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) operates a leading U.S. options exchange and offers options trading on over 2,000 underlying equity, ETF, index, and FX products. As the first all-electronic options exchange in the U.S., ISE transformed the options industry by creating efficient markets through innovative market structure and technology. Regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member-owner of The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), ISE provides investors with a transparent marketplace for price and liquidity discovery on centrally cleared options products. ISE continues to expand its marketplace through the ongoing development of enhanced trading functionality, new products, and market data services. As a complement to its options business, ISE has expanded its reach into multiple asset classes through strategic investments in financial marketplaces and services that foster technology innovation and market efficiency. Through minority investments, ISE participates in the securities lending and equities markets. ISE also licenses its proprietary Longitude technology for trading in event-driven derivatives markets.

As a member of Eurex Group, ISE is combined with Eurex Exchange to form one of the largest transatlantic derivatives marketplaces, with daily trading volumes exceeding 10 million contracts in 2011 across a growing range of asset classes.

Eurex Group is comprised of Eurex Exchange, the International Securities Exchange, the European Energy Exchange, Eurex Clearing, Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repo.

Eurex Group is owned by Deutsche Börse AG (Xetra: DB1).

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Puppet Labs and Puppet are trademarks of Puppet Labs Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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