Enterprise Kubernetes company Heptio announced Wednesday it has raised $25 million in Series B funding to accelerate its growth and extend its services for hybrid cloud transformation beyond the Kubernetes project.
Heptio founders Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie created Kubernetes along with Brendan Burns while they were with Google. The company provides training, professional services, and products to integrate Kubernetes and related technologies with enterprise IT and reduce the cost and complexity of running them in production environments.
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Kubernetes, the open source container automation platform developed by Google, has become the industry's de facto standard for orchestrating and managing containers, according to the announcement.
"Kubernetes really speaks to systems engineers, but there is a huge body of work to do to make it truly accessible to engineers who don't necessarily have the time to ‘dig into' the details of the project," wrote McLuckie, Heptio CEO, in a blog post. "Upstream versions of Kubernetes remain inaccessible to many from an operations and accessibility perspective. It is still too hard to deploy a Kubernetes cluster, qualify whether it is conformant, and stitch it into the fabric of enterprise IT systems."
Heptio will use the capital to "dramatically scale" its team and launch new products to make Kubernetes more accessible to developers and operators.
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