Re-Thinking the Data Center: Stratoscale Raised $10 Million From Battery and BVP
29 October, 2013
"Stratoscale is building the runtime software infrastructure for scalable computing. Under this system, each workload can run on the best matching hardware"
Battery Ventures, previously worked with both Ariel at Anobit and Etay at Neocleus
The young Stratoscale, developing new virtualization technology to improve the performance and efficiency of large data centers, has raised $10 million in Series A financing from Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). Following the investment, Scott Tobin, general partner at Battery Ventures and Adam Fisher, partner at BVP will join Stratoscale’s board.
Stratoscale’s co-founders are both noted serial entrepreneurs: CEO Ariel Maislos previously co-founded Anobit Technologies, a company that applied revolutionary signal-processing theories to flash-memory and was acquired by Apple Inc. in 2012. Before Anobit, Ariel founded Passave Inc., a semiconductor firm purchased by PMC-Sierra in 2006. CTO Etay Bogner previously founded Neocleus, a client virtualization company that was acquired by Intel, and SofaWare, a security company acquired by Check Point.
Battery Ventures, previously worked with both Ariel at Anobit and Etay at Neocleus.
Stratoscale mission is to redefine the compute stack and building software for datacenter infrastructure. “Single-server solutions don’t make sense at scale, they are inefficient and difficult to manage, and the workloads no longer fit into single-server thinking,” said Maislos. “Stratoscale is building the runtime software infrastructure for scalable computing. Under this system, each workload can run on the best matching hardware. All available resources are used, and a unified compute and storage infrastructure is achieved.”
“Ariel and Etay are solving a big problem,” said Battery’s Scott Tobin. “There is a better way for organizations big and small to architect and manage their data centers, and Stratoscale is going to surprise people with the elegance of its solution and how the company takes what, behind the scenes, is a monumentally difficult task and delivers it in such a simple way.”