Mesosphere Grabs $10M In Series A Funding To Transform Server Management


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Mesosphere, a Silicon Valley startup based on the open source Apache Mesos project, announced $10M in Series A funding today.

The funding round is lead by Andreessen Horowitz with help from Data Collective and Fuel Capital. This follows seed funding a year ago of $2.25M  from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Foundation Capital and SV Angel.

The company wants to change how companies manage resources on servers inside the datacenter, based on the open source Mesos project by essentially allowing you to pool the all of the computing resources in a datacenter as a single machine, thereby distributing resources in a much more efficient manner (as the graphic above illustrates).

According to Matt Trifiro, SVP at Mesosphere, this is possible because of  containerization technology developed by Google. Building on Google’s concept,  Mesos allows system administrators to take complex applications that run at scale and use the resources of the entire datacenter as a single unit inside a container.

As Trifiro explained, this…

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