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Puppet named Deepak Giridharagopal its CTO and chief architect.
In his new role, Giridharagopal will drive the long-term technological decisions that will ensure Puppet is able to solve today's and tomorrow’s business requirement of continually deploying and managing the software that underpins everything in the modern world. He will also be deeply involved with the community in Project Blueshift to help organizations adopt new technologies in production simply, reliably, and consistently.
"No one has had bigger technical influence on the development of our products in the past five years than Deepak,” said Luke Kanies, Puppet founder and CEO. “From his founding of our data service, PuppetDB, to his work helping scale Puppet for massive global deployments, Deepak has been key in driving the strategy and execution of Puppet as a platform."
“Puppet is a strategic part of the way companies deliver great software,” said Giridharagopal. “It’s being used by the largest businesses on the planet to manage everything from basic configuration changes to full-stack application deployments running on anything from physical or virtual machines, the cloud, containers and beyond. But this is just the start. As CTO and chief architect, I’ll be able to work more closely with our amazing development staff and community to further push the envelope and meet the rapidly changing needs of our users and customers.”
Giridharagopal has played an integral role in every version of Puppet and Puppet Enterprise shipped in his five years at Puppet. He oversaw the development and work around new versions of core projects including the Puppet language, Facter, PuppetDB, Puppet Server, and new major features such as application orchestration. Much of that work was critical to the massive increases in performance and scale that Puppet users depend on. He also helped grow engineering from a single dev team to a collaborative organization spanning teams around the world to build and ship what has become the industry standard for automating the delivery and operation of software.
Giridharagopal’s appointment builds on other recent additions to Puppet’s executive team including Sanjay Mirchandani (President and COO), Simon Hayes (SVP of Business and Corporate Development), and Jamie Hull (VP of Product).