Okteto, a startup that tends to make it a lot easier for developers to rapidly spin up Kubernetes-based progress environments in buy to speed up their enhancement procedure, raised $15M in Series A financing. The round was led by Villi Iltchev from Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from existing investors Haystack, Root Ventures, and Uncorrelated Ventures.
The round also included investments from some of the world’s leading founders and operators of Developer Tools, including John Kodumal, Founder and CTO of LaunchDarkly and others.
The core strategy driving Okteto is that the advancement atmosphere needs to seem accurately like the manufacturing natural environment.
“The very first key was that we need to have to give developers entry to something as close to generation as feasible — without the complexities of getting to wait for points to be deployed and possessing to go by way of all this establish the method,” said Okteto co-founder and CEO Ramiro Berrelleza.
Contemporary State of Development
For the past 15 years, application architecture has changed dramatically. The world went from monoliths on physical servers hosted in basements to microservices running on distributed containers worldwide.
While innovation has boomed in DevOps and deployment solutions, software development has remained stagnant: developers are still trying to make their machines look like clusters by manually spinning up a “dev” version of their application and writing code against that.
But the “dev” version is nothing like production, so developers are then forced to wait for endless CI cycles, or worse yet, for their turn on a shared staging environment before they know if their changes truly work. That was almost tolerable when the entire application was a single binary, but not in a world of highly distributed applications.
Not only is the state of development slow, lengthy, and increasingly complex, it’s costing development teams hours of tedious work and lost productivity. Developers want to innovate and build excellent products, and businesses want to quickly ship value to their customers.
The problem Okteto is solving
Today, business and engineering teams are building next-generation cloud-native applications. Yet the development process has not adopted next-generation cloud-native tools.
This formula isn’t right. This lack of development-focused innovation drove Pablo, Ramon, and Berrelleza to quit their jobs and join the Y Combinator Winter 2019 batch. Okteto quickly started working towards the vision of revolutionizing how software teams develop modern applications.
In short, the world needs to say goodbye to the days when developers spend hours of their day waiting for containers, builds, and deployments.
Today, leading tech companies like Monday.com, LaunchDarkly, Replicated, Privacy Dynamics, Sirona Medical, Dafiti, and many more are already using Okteto remote development and preview environments every day to develop unique experiences for their customers.
With the Okteto platform, teams of all sizes can deploy pre-configured environments in the cloud in seconds. This enables developers to instantly work with their existing application stack and see their code changes live on the cloud, as they would look in production as soon as they hit save.