Puppet Labs Acquires Cloudsmith to Bolster Cloud Offerings

At TechCrunch, Alex Williams reports that Puppet Labs has bought Cloudsmith for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow Puppet Labs to gain more traction in testing developer tools in automated environments.

The integration of test tools with cloud environments is becoming more important for organizations that see the value in developing a programmable infrastructure. It’s necessary for a few reasons. Companies are building more apps and that means developers need better ways to test and deploy what they have created. Battalions of IT people do not solve the problem nor is it cost-effective. Instead, the trend is towards more automated infrastructures that can manage the apps and the volumes of data that companies increasingly have to handle.

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