SOURCE: Mesosphere

May 05, 2016 10:00 ET

Mesosphere Named a "Cool Vendor" in Cloud Infrastructure by Gartner

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - Mesosphere, creators of DC/OS (Datacenter Operating System), the enterprise's most powerful open source platform for building modern enterprise apps, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the April 27, 2016 report by Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure, 2016.

"Enterprises are modernizing their datacenter and cloud practices with the DC/OS," said Florian Leibert, CEO and Co-Founder of Mesosphere. "We are the only platform that allows organizations to easily build and deploy modern enterprise applications -- consisting of containers, microservices, big data systems, real-time analytics and more -- on a single open source platform. We are proud to have been selected as a Gartner Cool Vendor."

In April, Mesosphere led a broad alliance of more than 60 partner companies to unveil the open source DC/OS project, the first open and comprehensive platform for building, running and scaling modern enterprise applications. Derived from Mesosphere's revolutionary Datacenter Operating System, the 100 percent open source DC/OS offers powerful capabilities for container operations at scale and single-click, app-store-like installation of 20+ complex distributed systems (called DC/OS "services"), including HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra and more. DC/OS lets every company deploy the automated infrastructure technology already powering applications at some of the world's largest companies.

Microsoft -- one of the earliest DC/OS collaborators -- already includes DC/OS as a major part of its Azure Container Service offering. Azure Container Service is a completely open-source-based, production-ready container service that combines that flexibility and community support of open source with the peace of mind of a Microsoft-supported cloud service.

Since launching in 2014, Mesosphere has galvanized major industry momentum around DC/OS as the de facto standard for enterprises operating containers and distributed systems in production. In March, the company closed $73.5 million in a series C funding round led by strategic investors Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft. Mesosphere's total funding to date is nearly $126 million.

Gartner, Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure, 2016, Philip Dawson, Dennis Smith, 27 April 2016

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About Mesosphere
Mesosphere (Twitter: @Mesosphere) is leading the enterprise transformation toward containers, microservices and modern applications with its Datacenter Operating System, and is the principal founding member of the DC/OS open source project. DC/OS is a production-proven datacenter-scale platform for container operations and simple installation of complex distributed systems -- including HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra and more. Mesosphere was founded in 2013 by the architects of hyperscale infrastructures at Airbnb and Twitter, along with the co-creator of Apache Mesos. Backed by A Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Fuel Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Triangle Peak Partners and Microsoft, Mesosphere is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in New York and Hamburg, Germany.

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