CoreOS Funding Hits $48M as Container Momentum Builds


At the CoreOS Fest event in Berlin, CoreOS announced a new $28 million round funding, bringing total funding to date to $48 million. In addition to the new funding, CoreOS unveiled multiple new efforts, including a new version of its etcd distributed key store, BitTorrent-based container image pulls with QuayCTL and JWTproxy technology as a new way to authenticate microservices.

In an exclusive video interview with eWEEK, Brandon Philips, co-founder and CTO of CoreOS, discusses all the CoreOS Fest news and why it will help push the container market forward.

“We continue to grow the business quite nicely,” Philips said about the new funding round, which received investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Accel, Fuel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Y Combinator Continuity Fund. “This whole industry that is emerging around containers continues to grow, so we have new customers that we have to continue to support and new projects that we need to invest in.”

On the container networking front, Philips said that the CoreOS-led open-source flannel project’s connectivity layer is being brought together with Project Calico’s policy layer to provide a more robust system for users running Kubernetes. CoreOS is also adding BitTorrent support to its Quay container image repository with a project called QuayCTL, enabling users to more easily download large images.

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