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Leading SaaS Provider Smarsh Counts on Puppet Enterprise to Grow Infrastructure

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 -- Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced that Smarsh, the leading provider of hosted archiving and compliance solutions for electronic communications, utilizes Puppet Enterprise to help automate its IT infrastructure across its virtualized data centers worldwide.

Puppet Enterprise enables Smarsh to automatically and consistently configure, deploy and manage its mission critical application servers. 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. Puppet Enterprise also enables Smarsh to simplify system configuration as the number of servers continues to grow and the customer base expands.

More than 20,000 customers depend on Smarsh to provide archiving and compliance solutions for email, instant messaging and social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Smarsh considered other IT automation solutions including Chef and CFEngine; however, the company chose Puppet Enterprise for its ease of use, automation and reporting capabilities.

"Puppet Enterprise has paid for itself multiple times over just in terms of how much time it has saved us," said Brent Jones, senior systems architect at Smarsh. "Puppet Enterprise takes five minutes to run hundreds of machines instead of the ten-plus hours it would take manually."

"Smarsh is a fast-growing company that needs to expand its infrastructure at a rapid pace," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO at Puppet Labs. "Using Puppet Enterprise, the Smarsh operations team can focus on its top priorities instead of spending an inordinate amount of time on repetitive system administration tasks."

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About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. 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, Match.com, 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 www.puppetlabs.com.

About Smarsh
Smarsh® provides hosted solutions for archiving electronic communications, including email archiving, instant message archiving and social media archiving for platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Founded in 2001, Smarsh helps organizations manage and enforce flexible, secure and cost-effective compliance and records retention strategies. For more information, visit www.smarsh.com or follow Smarsh at www.twitter.com/SmarshInc.

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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