CoreOS Raises $12M Funding Round Led By Google Ventures To Bring Kubernetes To The Enterprise


CoreOS, a Docker-centric Linux distribution for large-scale server deployments, today announced that it has raised a $12 million funding round led by Google Ventures with participation by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Fuel Capital and Accel Partners. This new round brings the company’s total funding to $20 million.

In addition, CoreOS is also launching Tectonic today. This new commercial distribution combines CoreOS with Google’s open source Kubernetes container management and orchestration tools. This makes CoreOS the first company to launch a fully supported enterprise version of Kubernetes. Overall, the new distribution, which for now is only available to a select group of beta users, aims to make it easier for enterprises to move to a distributed and container-based infrastructure.

“When we started CoreOS, we set out to build and deliver Google’s infrastructure to everyone else,” CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi said in a canned statement. “Today, this goal is…

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