CI-CD tools for Kubernetes gets a boost
|Christian Hargrave in Enterprise Monday, July 2, 2018|
Continuous integration and continuous delivery solutions may be coming to Kubernetes soon after a big series B funding round.
Codefresh completed an $8M series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, with participation by Viola Ventures, Hillsven and CEIF. Early investors include UpWest Labs and Streamlined Ventures, bringing the total investment in Codefresh to $15.1M.
Kubernetes adoption is skyrocketing, with many enterprises working on adopting Kubernetes but struggling with the last mile because existing CI/CD tools are not designed for Kubernetes. By investing in Codefresh, M12 signals a strong interest in container orchestration and believes Codefresh has the ability to accelerate Kubernetes adoption.
“Codefresh is uniquely designed to help teams build automated pipelines to deliver their software on top of Kubernetes,” said Mony Hassid, general manager and managing director of EMEA at M12. “We’ve invested in Codefresh because they have built innovative solutions that enable enterprises to successfully adopt Kubernetes.”
Codefresh eases Kubernetes adoption and allows developers to automate their application deployment to Kubernetes in as little as 10 minutes. Once migrated, teams experience up to 24X faster development times.
“The meteoric rise of Kubernetes is happening so fast that most toolchains haven’t kept up, and M12 knows it,” said Raziel Tabib, Codefresh co-founder and CEO. “With this latest round of funding we’re going to aggressively accelerate our roadmap and expand our customer base.”