Intigua, a company that specializes in giving enterprises an easier way to manage their IT operations in private and public clouds, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by Intel Capital. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund also participated in this round. In total, the company has now raised $21 million.
The company says it will use this new funding to continue to work on its product and to expand its sales and marketing operations.
Intigua sits at an interesting nexus in the cloud infrastructure world. The company helps large organizations manage their infrastructure by making it easier for IT to provision, configure and update their management stacks. While projects like OpenStack, for example, help companies manage their services, storage and networks, Intigua takes care of then assigning and configuring them with the right agents, security certificates and settings according to a company’s policies.
Most large enterprises have made heavy investments in their management software over the years. As they move to the cloud, these tools don’t always easily transfer into this new world. By allowing them to virtualize and manage their existing tools, Intigua has found an interesting niche in this ecosystem that will only gain in importance as more businesses move to the cloud.
Intigua calls this “software-defined operations” and it uses containers to provide developers and business unites inside a company with virtual machines that adhere to the company’s policies and that come pre-configured with the right configurations and compliance management setup.
“This investment supports the industry trend toward software-defined infrastructure, enables a whole new level of agility for customers to maximize value, and supports Intel’s innovation strategy,” said Intel Capital‘s president Arvind Sodhani in a statement today.
The service supports tools from vendors like vendors Amazon, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Splunk, VMware and OpenStack. It also plays nicely with tools like Puppet and Chef. Thanks to its use of containers, however, the system is pretty much agnostic to vendors and the clouds it can run on.