January 19, 2015

Interview: Mesosphere's Ben Hindman on the Need for a Data Center OS

One of the most interesting new companies leveraging an open source Apache project has to be Mesosphere, which OStatic covered in a recent post. The company offers a “data center operating system” (DCOS) built on the open source Apache Mesos project, and has announced a recent round of $36M in Series B funding. New investor Khosla Ventures led the round, with additional investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Fuel Capital, SV Angel and others.

According to Mesosphere’s leaders, the tech industry now needs a new type of operating system to automate the various tools used in the agile IT era.  They argure that developers and operators don’t need to focus on individual virtual or physical machines but can easily build and deploy applications and services that span entire datacenters.

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