Volterra, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based distributed cloud services company, launched from two years of stealth operations with over $50m in funding to date.
Backers included venture capital firms Khosla Ventures, Mayfield and M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), as well as strategic investors/partners Itochu Technology Ventures and Samsung NEXT.
Volterra provides a distributed cloud platform to deploy, connect, secure and operate applications and data across multi-cloud and edge sites. Within this offering, the company integrates a broad range of services that have normally been siloed across many point products and network or cloud providers:
1) Fleet-wide management of distributed applications and data across heterogeneous infrastructure
2) Globally distributed control plane with Kubernetes APIs for application orchestration and multi-layer security for workloads and data
3) Comprehensive compute, storage, networking and security for distributed edge locations
4) Secure, high-performance global connectivity across edge sites, private clouds and multi-cloud
The distributed cloud platform can be used across three sets of solutions to enable a wide range of use cases:
Edge cloud — edge app management, secure edge gateway
Multi-cloud — multi-cluster secure mesh, secure Kubernetes gateway, multi-cloud app management, app and network services consolidation
Network cloud — application security and acceleration, network edge applications, secure cloud network with DMZ
The launch comes during a period of rapid expansion for the company, during which it has grown to 100+ engineers and 30+ global customers.