Data center software startup Stratoscale announced it has raised $32 million to take on VMware and other cloud giants with its data center operating system that creates a converged infrastructure atop commodity x86 servers that supports both Docker containers and traditional virtualization.
Attracting some big industry names, the Israeli vendor's Series B funding round was led by Intel Capital, with participation by Cisco and SanDisk, among others. Its Series A investors Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners participated as well, bringing the total funding amount to $42 million.
Stratoscale's software automatically distributes physical and virtual assets in real time. The hardware-agnostic solution supports hypervisor-based virtualization, OpenStack, and Docker containers.
"With over $40 million total funding since inception, we are positioned to deliver the first pure-play software architecture for hyper-convergence,” said Stratoscale co-founder and CEO Ariel Maislos. “This additional funding will allow us to complete our product development as well as build out global sales and marketing."
"Stratoscale is onto something foundational in enterprise IT,” said Scott Tobin, general partner at Battery Ventures. “Today’s data centers are looking for solutions which help increase overall efficiency. Stratoscale’s technology delivers this in a software-based solution which allows customers to select their own hardware platforms to run on."