Recently, I responded to a technology-industry acquisition with a tweet of congratulations to the founders for a job well done. Seemingly a fairly innocent missive, the tweet received a quick response from Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies. For those unaware of the company, Puppet Labs is all about creating solutions that help organizations manage their infrastructure. It, and other companies like it, have a notion of “recipes,” through which infrastructure provision and management can be automated and made far more efficient. I’ve covered Puppet before, but I was more interested in having a conversation with Kanies about his view of the industry, and how he intends his company, long rumored a near-term IPO candidate, to buck the normal trends.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.