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StackEngine Launches with $1M Capital Raise

2014-10-01
AUSTIN, TX, Platform that gives organizations the power to simply and massively deploy, manage, and scale resilient Docker applications exited stealth mode and announced $1M in seed funding.
StackEngine, the platform that gives organizations the power to simply and massively deploy, manage, and scale resilient Docker applications, today formally exited stealth mode and announced $1M in seed funding from Silverton Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners.

StackEngine is currently in private alpha and plans to use the current round of funding to move towards general availability later in Q4 of this year.

Developers are rapidly adopting Docker's new approach and, in turn, organizations are desperately seeking tools and best practices to help them quickly and simply launch Docker-developed products and services. All of this has created an operations bottleneck, which StackEngine is aggressively attacking.

Co-founders Bob Quillin and Eric Anderson, formerly of CopperEgg, Hyper9 and VMware, bring more than 30 years collective experience in virtualization and management technologies to their newest venture in the exploding containerization market.

'We deeply believe that automation is the answer to an emergent problem in Docker and container technologies,' said StackEngine CEO and Co-founder Bob Quillin. 'We also believe a new and radically different approach is needed. Containerization instantly shifts the problem up the stack. StackEngine bridges that gap and gives enterprises the ability to deliver product faster, deploy more frequently, operate more reliably and run wherever is most optimal.'

Today, the container ecosystem is a management desert, lacking modern management tools, automation tools or even best practices for operations teams to leverage. Tools like Chef and Puppet were built to automate systems, not containers, and are too complex and low level to solve these new problems. StackEngine, however, offers solutions by helping operations teams bootstrap Docker into production, and discover, visualize, and manage small- to large-scale Docker deployments, and intelligently automate change and configuration management for containers.

'We believe that StackEngine has identified a key pain point with a compelling new technology,' said Kip McClanahan, Partner, Silverton Partners. 'StackEngine is entering this emerging market at its flash point. While Docker looks to be the heir apparent to VMware, it lacks the requisite operations management and automation tools to break into the enterprise. That's why we bet on the experience of the StackEngine team to lead the way forward.'

About StackEngine

StackEngine builds software that gives organizations the power to simply and massively deploy, manage, and scale resilient applications, bringing modern management to modern, container-centric architectures. The company believes that containerization, led by Docker, is changing the way we need to manage and automate applications and services. StackEngine is based in Austin, TX. For more information, please visit StackEngine at http://www.stackengine.com, and connect with StackEngine on Twitter (@StackEngine) and Facebook (facebook.com/StackEngine).
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