Heptio, a Seattle, WA—based startup that aims to bring Kubernetes and Containers to the Enterprise, raised an $8.5M in series A funding.
The round was led by Accel, with participation from Madrona Venture Group.
The company intends to use the funds to advance the platform.
Co-founded by CEO Craig McLuckie and CTO Joe Beda, two creators of the Kubernetes project at Google, Heptio aims to bring Kubernetes to enterprises in order to accelerate software development and increase infrastructure efficiency.
The open source Kubernetes project brings Google’s experience managing containers to engineers and operations teams at large. Today it is the most active project on Github with over 1000 contributors. Beyond Google, Kubernetes has been adopted by large technology companies like Red Hat, IBM, VMWare and Canonical to manage clusters of containers on their customers infrastructure.
The project is now housed in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, part of the Linux Foundation.