When the founders of Stackery were still at New Relic in 2014, they recognized that it was possible to provide instruments for the emerging market of serverless technology. They left the company after the IPO of New Relic and founded Stackery in order to provide a governance and management layer for the server-less architecture.
The company made some important announcements today, starting with its $ 5.5 million round, which it calls a “seed plus”, and a new serverless performance tracking tool called Health Metrics Dashboard.
Let’s start with the financing round. Why the Seed Plus designation? The company’s co-founder and CEO, Nathan Taggart, says that they could have gone around the table, but the designation reflected the reality of their current potential market. “From our point of view, there was an appetite for an A, but the Seed Plus represents the current stage of the market,” he said. This step is still emerging as companies begin to see the benefits of the serverless approach.
HWVP led the tour. Voyager Capital, Pipeline Capital Partners and Founders & Co-op also participated. Today’s investment brings the total to $ 7.3 million since the company’s inception in 2016.
Computer without server like AWS Lambda or Azure Functions is a bit abusive. There is an underlying server in the program, but instead of maintaining a dedicated server for your particular application, you only pay when there is a triggering event. Like the cloud computing that preceded it, developers love it because it saves time by configuring (or supplicating) resources for their applications.
But as with traditional cloud computing – without a server is actually a cloud service – developers can easily access it. If you think back to the consumerism phenomenon of information technology that started in 2011, it’s thanks to this ability to get you cloud services so easily that you’ve lost control within organizations .
As at the time, companies want the benefits of serverless technology, but they also want to know how much they pay, who uses it and who is secure and complies with all the rules of the company. 39; organization. That’s where Stackery comes in.
With regard to the new dashboard of health metrics, it is an extension of this vision, which corresponds quite well to the founders’ surveillance roots. Without a server often involves containers, which can encompass many functions. When something goes wrong, it’s hard to know what was the root cause.
“We show the scale and performance at the scale of architecture at each resource point and [developers] can determine where there are bottlenecks, performance issues or failures.
The company was launched in 2016. It is based in Portland, Oregon and currently has 9 employees, five of whom are engineers. They plan to bring three more here by the end of the year.