Puppet Labs raises $40 million in funding round

Puppet Labs, provider of IT automation software has raised $40 in a new funding round from existing investors Cisco, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Triangle Peak Partners, True Ventures and VMware. This round brings the company’s total venture capital investment to $86 million since June 2009.

Puppet Labs also announced it has hired Mukesh Sharma as vice president of sales for the EMEA region. Sharma comes from Canopy, a cloud service provider which is a joint venture between Atos, EMC and VMware where he was Chief Operating Officer (COO).