Portland tech firm Puppet buys Seattle software startup Distelli

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Portland technology company Puppet said last week that it has acquired a startup in Seattle called Distelli.

Puppet automates software management across data centers and other large computing systems. Distelli focuses on one segment of that market, containers, which isolate software running within servers.

Puppet said the Distelli acquisition gives the Portland company’s corporate clients more control over how software runs on their computing systems. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Distelli has raised a little less than $2 million in outside investment since it was founded in 2013. Puppet said it will retain all of Distelli’s employees (it wouldn’t say how many that is) at Puppet’s new Seattle office.

Puppet, one of Portland’s largest tech companies, employs more than 530. Most of those work at its downtown headquarters.