Harness Raises $20M in Series A Funding

Harness, a San Francisco, CA-based Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform leveraging artificial intelligence, raised $20m in Series A funding.

The round was led by Menlo Ventures and BIG Labs. In conjunction with the funding, Matt Murphy, partner at Menlo Ventures, is joining the board of Harness.

Led by CEO Jyoti Bansal, the founder and former CEO of AppDynamics, and CTO Rishi Singh, former DevOps platform architect at Apple, Harness is a Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to provide a secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Harness uses machine learning to detect the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight.
Key product features include:
Pipeline Builder – allows teams to build and execute complete CD pipelines with serial or parallel workflows across their applications, services and environments.
– Workflow Wizards – enables teams to rapidly build deployment workflows with support for canary deployments, blue/green deployments using cloud technologies such as AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, Docker and Kubernetes.
– Continuous Verification – applies unsupervised machine learning to automatically verify application deployments, detecting performance and quality regressions from tools such as AppDynamics, New Relic, Splunk, Elastic and Sumo Logic.
– Smart Rollbacks – automates rollback to the last working artifact version and run-time configuration with no required scripting or code.
Continuous Security – offers full role-based access control capabilities with the ability to manage secrets, compliance rules and audit trails across deployments.

Harness is the first company spun out of BIG Labs, Bansal’s newly launched startup studio.



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