Puppet Labs, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of IT automation software for system administrators, has raised $8.5m in Series C funding.
Backers included new investors Cisco, Google Ventures and VMware, which joined existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures and Radar Partners.
The company intends to use the capital to increase the customer adoption of its solutions. Customers currently include Zynga, Twitter, NYSE, Disney, Citrix, Oracle/Sun, Constant Contact, Match.com, Shopzilla, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Stanford University.
Founded in 2005 and led by CEO Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs provides IT automation tools for system administrators, whether deploying applications on-premise or in the cloud.
After launching Puppet Enterprise, the commercial version of Puppet(TM) earlier this year, the company recently released the second version of the product.