CoreOS Releases Linux OS As-a-Service, Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding

CoreOS, a new Linux operating system for massive server deployments, has announced its $8 million Series A funding round as well as the release of CoreOS Managed Linux, a Linux OS delivered As-a-Service. The new solution will provide clients with a continuous stream of updates and patches, eliminating the need for major OS migrations every few years.

linux-osCoreOS closed an $8 million Series A funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with follow-on investments from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Fuel Capital. The funding will go towards growing the company, product development, and managing the increasing global interest in CoreOS.

Bare metal, cloud

“This is a big day for us. Not only are we announcing funding from one of the top Silicon Valley venture capital firms, we also have worked hard to deliver Managed Linux.” said Alex Polvi, founder and CEO of CoreOS. “Businesses today can begin to think of CoreOS as an extension of their OS team, and for enterprise Linux customers this is the last migration they will ever need.”

CoreOS Managed Linux runs on existing hardware and on cloud hosting providers. The new solution is available for purchase through a monthly subscription and provides:

  • Availability on platforms including: CoreOS bare metal, Amazon, Google, and Rackspace, among others;
  • Docker 1.0 – the container runtime for application packaging;
  • CoreUpdate – a hosted dashboard for full control of rolling updates; and
  • FastPatch – stress-free patches and updates.

“The technology behind CoreOS is game-changing,” said Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers general partner, Mike Abbott. “CoreOS is solving infrastructure problems that have plagued the space for years with an operating system that not only automatically updates and patches servers with the latest software, but also provides less downtime, furthering the security and resilience of Internet architecture.”

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