CoreOS secures $12m Google Ventures funding, announces Tectonic Kubernetes platform


CoreOS, which produces a Docker-centric Linux distribution designed for servers, has announced a major investment from Google Ventures, worth $12m. At the same time, the company has announced Tectonic, a new distribution which combines CoreOS with Google’s own Kubernetes container management tools.

Google Ventures has been joined by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners, and Fuel Capital, bringing the total amount invested in CoreOS to $20m. It plans to use the new finds to build its existing products, saying in the official release, “the investment will help us accelerate our efforts to secure the backend of the Internet and deliver Google-like infrastructure to everyone else.

Alex Polvi, CoreOS CEO, said:


“When we started CoreOS, we set out to build and deliver Google’s infrastructure to everyone else. Today, this goal is becoming a reality with Tectonic, which allows enterprises across the world to securely run containers in a distributed environment, similar to how Google runs their infrastructure internally.”

Tectonic is key to CoreOS’s strategy. It contains all the components required to build a Google-style infrastructure, plus tools to make the platform more attractive to businesses, such as an integrated registry, a management console, and automated deployment options. Tectonic is available right now, but only to a certain customers. If you’re interested in knowing more, and want to sign-up for a chance to try out Tectonic, you can find more information here.