Mesosphere Touts Data Center Fix, Raises $10.5M Funding

You may never have heard of Mesosphere, but chances are you'll be hearing more soon. The San Francisco-based startup just closed $10.5 million in series A funding from heavy-weight backers Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective and Fuel Capital. What's the attraction? Mesophere claims that "scale is broken" in the data center and cloud and it has a solution to fix the problem.

Founded by engineers from Twitter and Airbnb, Mesosphere produces enterprise software based on open-source Apache Mesos to help organizations manage their data centers and cloud resources as easily if they resided on a single machine.

EUMesosphere is driving the next-generation data center defined by companies like Google and Twitter,EU said Peter Levine, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and former CEO of Xensource, a virtualization pioneer. EUGrowing numbers of companies are building reliable and high-performance data centers using Mesos software. This is the direction of the new data center and the shift will be as transformational as virtualization has been over the past decade.EU

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HereEUs some context: Twitter runs its private data centers on Mesos, which has largely eliminated the EUFail Whale" message that appears when the site goes down. Airbnb and HubSpot also manage their Amazon cloud infrastructures with Mesos. WhatEUs more, eBay, Netflix, OpenTable, PayPal, and Shopify are among the big brands that are EUpowered by Mesos.EU

The simplest way to describe what Mesosphere does is this: it treats an enterprise data center just like itEUs one giant computer. With this approach, Apache Mesos can optimize how datacenter resources are used, as well as simplify application development and automate IT operations. All this, the company insists, adds up to fault tolerance, better server utilization at virtually any scale, as well as lower total cost of ownership.

As a practical example, Mesos gives developers command-line and API access...

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