Microsoft is investing in Mesosphere, a leading Datacenter Operating System startup


24, 2016


Mesosphere, creators of the Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), today announced it has closed $73.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Microsoft and others. Mesosphere’s partnership with Microsoft started in 2015 when they announced their plans to bring DCOS to Microsoft Azure. Since Microsoft is now an investor in Mesosphere, they can leverage Microsoft’s expertise in building and operating massive cloud platforms, and providing high-value infrastructure, applications and services.

They have already brought the power of open source DCOS components (including Apache Mesos and Marathon) to cloud users via the Azure Container Service, and they’re making our technology available not just on Linux but also on Windows Server by working with Microsoft to support Mesos on Windows. And, of course, DCOS provides a portable user experience by running on top of Azure cloud machines the same way it runs on top of bare metal or virtual machines inside a private datacenter.

“Mesosphere is at the center of three of the biggest tech trends today — cloud, containerization, and microservices,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise division. “Mesosphere’s DCOS is preferred by our enterprise customers given the maturity of the container orchestration solution, and that’s why we chose it as a key component for bringing containers to our enterprise-grade Microsoft Azure cloud platform.”

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