Cloud-native technology firm Solo.io, a company delivering technologies including microservices, serverless and service mesh, has been named one of the hottest startups of 2019 by CRN. In December 2018, HostingJournalist.com already wrote about Solo.io securing $11 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from seed investor True Ventures.
Solo.io was founded in 2017 and open sourced popular projects like Gloo Gateway, Squash and Sqoop before emerging from stealth in December 2018 at KubeCon where it launched Gloo Gateway Enterprise.
“CRN rounded up some of the hottest cloud startups of the year so far,” said Donna Goodison, a senior editor at CRN. “From a two-year-old open-source and enterprise software company (Solo.io, ed.) that emerged from stealth mode in December 2018, to a data analytics company about to be scooped up by Google for $2.6 billion, to a cloud-based workplace messaging company that had one of the most successful tech company debuts in public trading this year.”
In May 2019, Solo.io released the first industry hub dedicated to service mesh to accelerate adoption, advance innovation and foster collaboration: https://servicemeshhub.io. At the same day, Solo.io introduced a new project, Gloo Shot, a controlled chaos-engineering tool to complement Squash, the microservices debugger, in improving and managing the health of modern applications.
Istio, Linkerd, AWS App Mesh, HashiCorp Consul
Also in May, Solo.io announced a collaboration with Microsoft for the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) specification and the first reference implementations of this specification in the Service Mesh Hub and SuperGloo. Service mesh is an “innovative” cloud native technology available from Istio, Linkerd, AWS App Mesh, HashiCorp Consul and others, that abstracts application level networking from the application code.
“We’re psyched to be named one of the hottest startups,” said Idit Levine, founder and CEO of Solo.io. “Our vision is to enable every organizations’ digital transformation to cloud native architectures easier and faster without disrupting their existing operations. To do that, we will continue delivering innovative products for service mesh, serverless and microservices technology.