SOURCE: Distelli

January 20, 2015 09:00 ET

Andreessen Horowitz Leads First Round of Funding in Infrastructure Automation Start-Up Distelli

Amazon Web Services Veteran Secures $2.8 Million to Help Software Teams Ship Faster by Pushing Code to Servers With a Single Click

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2015) - Distelli, a new infrastructure automation company that vastly simplifies code deployment and server management for software developers, today announced it has secured its first round of venture funding in the amount of $2.8 million. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz,  with General Partner Scott Weiss, joining Distelli's Board of Directors. Distelli was founded by Rahul Singh, one of the early engineers on the Amazon Web Services team who spent almost nine years helping to build the platform services and infrastructure that powers the pioneering cloud computing platform.

A big part of what slows software teams down today is the friction in the build, deploy and iterate cycle. Software engineers spend too much time building internal tools and scripts to push code to servers -- time that is better spent focusing on their products. Getting software to servers as quickly as possible, essentially with one-click deployment, is a game changer for companies.

"Distelli is making it easy for engineers to go from the command line to the production line," said Scott Weiss, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. "As former entrepreneurs ourselves, we invest in technical founders with big ideas and we believe in Rahul, the team he is building and his vision for a ubiquitous platform in the cloud server and DevOps space."

Distelli is an agent-based SaaS platform that allows engineers to communicate back and forth with every server in their environment. Distelli shows developers what's running on which server, allows them to deploy their code with greater frequency, and enables them to instantly update it or roll it back. Distelli works with any server -- bare metal, public cloud, private cloud, virtual machines or containers -- regardless of where the servers live. Distelli has been in production and powering critical infrastructure for paying customers for the past year with several companies currently using it to eliminate the pain in their software development and deployment process. 

Some of the key benefits of the Distelli platform include:

  • Ubiquitous: Distelli works with any server and helps companies ship faster to their existing infrastructure without worrying about lock-in with a particular cloud or server vendor.
  • Auditable: The Distelli platform tracks all changes and makes it easy for developers to see who did what and when to each server at any given time.
  • Easy: Distelli is designed to be easy to use and get software teams up and running in minutes, with no changes to existing code or infrastructure. 
  • Flexible: Distelli allows customers to deploy their code to a specific set of servers based on their role, geography, cloud provider and more. Servers can be easily grouped into stages and code can be promoted from one stage to another for easy testing or migration to production.

"Ask any engineer about the status of a project and they often respond with 'it's done! I just need to push it to the server.' But that's not really done," said Rahul Singh, Distelli's founder and CEO. "There's still a mile of configuration, code and overhead between the engineers and the servers and getting software to beta, test or production is just the beginning. Our vision at Distelli is to empower software developers and their teams to spend less time building and maintaining complex deployment tools and homegrown scripts so they can focus their valuable time and effort on creating the software that powers their business."

About Distelli
Distelli, Inc. is a complete deployment platform built for solo developers and large teams alike. Built by developers, for developers, Distelli makes it fast and easy to push code to any server, while making it easy to track who did what and when on every server across your fleet. Distelli is privately held and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at www.distelli.com

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