Kubermatic, creator of the widely adopted Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP), has raised $6M in seed funding, led by Nauta Capital.
Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform is said to fully automate all aspects of operating Kubernetes clusters in hybrid- and multi-cloud as well as on the edge. The company will use the seed funding to increase open-source adoption, broaden the international customer base and accelerate product innovation.
According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), use of containers in production has risen by 300% between 2016 and 2020 and 91% of organisations running containers use Kubernetes for orchestration. The leading technology research and consulting house Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of organisations will be running containerised applications in production.
At the same time, only an estimated 5% of all enterprise applications have been containerised so far. As a result, Gartner expects container management software and services to rapidly grow and reach $944M in 2024.
Sebastian Scheele, CEO and co-founder of Kubermatic, said: “We build the world’s most adaptable and autonomous software delivery platform because we want IT teams to focus their time on writing innovative applications that rival the likes of Amazon and Google.”