Scalr, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an enterprise cloud management platform, closed a $7.35m Series A round of financing. The company intends to use the funds to expand product, with a focus on the Scalr machine and container policy engine, and to accelerate market penetration through the increase of its US-based sales force. The round was led by OpenView Venture Partners.
Scalr has designed a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) that addresses the complex and often conflicting needs of an enterprise adopting cloud. When developing a cloud strategy, the most efficient option for today’s enterprise is a Cloud Management Platform (CMP), an all-in-one suite of integrated tools that provides federated access to and governance for private and public clouds. CMPs facilitate the operation and build out of cloud services by consolidating cloud silo specific interfaces. A CMP offers a unified API and web interface for developers and IT users to access and manage infrastructure resources distributed across numerous public and private clouds, such as Amazon Web Services and OpenStack. An all-in-one solution delivers superior results from individual components as well, especially as information can be compared across clouds, and shared across teams.