CoreOS Funding Hits $48M as Container Momentum Builds
VIDEO: Brandon Philips, co-founder and CTO of CoreOS, discusses his firm's new funding, projects and Cloud Native Computing Foundation efforts.BERLIN--At the CoreOS Fest event here, CoreOS is announcing a new $28 million round funding, bringing total funding to date to $48 million. In addition to the new funding, CoreOS is unveiling multiple new efforts, including a new version of its etcd distributed key store, BitTorrent-based container image pulls with QuayCTL and JWTproxy technology as a new way to authenticate microservices. CoreOS also is announcing a new collaborative effort with Project Calico to integrate CoreOS' flannel networking technology. In addition to the CoreOS efforts, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is using the CoreOS Fest event as the location to announce its latest project inclusion with Prometheus. CoreOS is a leading contributor to Prometheus, which is an open-source monitoring project. In an exclusive video interview with eWEEK, Brandon Philips, co-founder and CTO of CoreOS, discusses all the CoreOS Fest news and why it will help push the container market forward.
"We continue to grow the business quite nicely," Philips said about the new funding round, which received investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Accel, Fuel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Y Combinator Continuity Fund. "This whole industry that is emerging around containers continues to grow, so we have new customers that we have to continue to support and new projects that we need to invest in."