December 8, 2014

Mesosphere Raises $36M to Build Out Data Center Operating System

Mesosphere will accelerate development of its data center operating system with $36 million in funding it received in a round led by Khosla Ventures, one of the Silicon Valleyâs most respected venture capital fims. In June, Mesosphere raised $10 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz.

The company has gained considerable attention in the past six months. That is in part due to the founders pedigree as the architects behind Internet scale operations such as Twitter and Airbnb. But itâs also an outcome of the new interest in containers that has come with Dockerâs rising popularity.

Mesosphere emerged from Mesos, which Data Center Knowledge described in September as a distributed systems kernel born out of UC Berkeleyâs AMPLab about five years ago. Benjamin Hindman was a PhD student at Berkeley at the time, who went on to work at Twitter for four years before joining Mesosphere this Fall. He is one of the original creators of the Apache Mesos project.

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