StorageOS

Digital storage platform StorageOS has raised $8m in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures.

UK-based MMC Ventures and New York’s 645 Ventures – where StorageOS has a new US headquarters – also participated in the round. The funding will be used to develop its product and drive global sales.  

London-based StorageOS has developed a software-based enterprise storage platform for containers and clouds.

Founded in 2015 by Chris Brandon, Alex Chircop, Simon Croome, the company claims its software has ‘addressed the need for persistent storage with a solution that can operate on any platform’.

Salil Deshpande, managing director at Bain Capital Ventures, has also joined StorageOS’ board of directors.

He said: “Storage is the Achilles Heel of containers. StorageOS is perfectly matched to drive adoption of container technology because it gives container-based applications storage that is policy-driven, scalable, deterministic and low-latency, all while encrypting data at rest and in-flight, for containers running anywhere – on bare metal, or on virtual machines – or in cloud environments. It makes both ‘dev’ and ‘ops’ easier by natively integrating with leading technologies like Kubernetes and OpenShift to orchestrate storage.”

CEO Brandon added: “DevOps and containers are growing at an unprecedented rate, but without persistent storage for container environments, enterprises are stuck using legacy tools and cannot adopt agile, cloud-native technology like Kubernetes, OpenShift or Docker

“This funding enables StorageOS to support enterprise organizations – specifically financial services, service providers and retailers – as they seek to adopt containers in production for modern application development,” he noted.

StorageOS natively integrates with Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift and Docker.

It works with any application and any infrastructure to address container limitations by delivering an app based storage solution in the cloud.

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