About Staples

Staples Inc. is the world’s largest office products company and one of the biggest internet retailers. The company opened its first store in 1986, began offering its stock publicly in 1989, began selling online in 1998, and has grown to $22.5 billion in annual revenue.


  • Automate private cloud used by application development teams; create self-service provisioning for developers; speed deployment cycles.


  • Automate cloud management & create a PaaS-like provisioning service.
  • Automate common IT operations tasks to provide consistency.
  • Free IT team to innovate.


  • Deployment cycles went from weeks to hours, from days to minutes.
  • Developers can provision their own environments as needed.

Puppet is a key enabler in helping us realize the vision that all things will and must be automated to deliver at the velocity of our business.

Scott Johnson, vice president of technical operations and architecture at Staples

Top outcomes of using Puppet Enterprise

  • Fast provisioning of cloud resources for internal application development teams.
  • Automated system management makes IT ops teams faster & more efficient.
  • Increased stability and reliability.
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