Bright Computing, a San Jose, CA-based provider of cluster management software, raised $14.5m in Series B financing.
The round was co-led by DFJ and DFJ Esprit with participation from Prime Ventures and existing investor ING Corporate Investments. In conjunction with the funding, DFJ Partner Bill Bryant, Prime Ventures Partner Alexander Ribbink, DFJ Esprit Partner Richard Marsh, and ING CISO Rob Bening will join Bright’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to invest in its cluster management technology, focusing especially on the Hadoop and OpenStack ecosystems. It expects to add partners around the world, and provide higher levels of support to direct enterprise accounts.
Founded in 2009 by Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO, Bright Computing specializes in management software for clusters and clouds used in high performance computing (HPC), storage, databases, Hadoop, and OpenStack. Its Bright Cluster Manager is used at over 400 customers, including more than 20 Fortune 500 companies, government labs, and research institutes. The company has partnered with Dell, Cisco, Cray, HP and other technology leaders.
Customers include Boeing, Intel, NASA, Roche, Sinopec, Stanford University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.