CloudPhysic’s previous investors the Mayfield Fund, Mark Leslie, Peter Wagner, Carl Waldspurger, Nigel Stokes, Matt Ocko and VMware co-founders also participated in the funding round.
The company says it plans to use the funding to boost growth and innovation of its cloud management solutions.
The move follows a series of recent investment rounds by cloud companies, including DigitalOcean raising a $3.2 million seed round led by IA Ventures, and Toshiba America Electronic Components investing $3 million in Zadara Storage.
Founded in 2011, CloudPhysics continuously deliver insights to IT teams for actively managing the dynamics of their infrastructures.
The company’s cloud computing-based approach lets it gather information from the more than 80 billion samples of operations data it receives on a daily basis from its users around the world.
The funding round comes at an opportune time, as CloudPhysics recently launched its SaaS solution.
The SaaS offering lets users automatically discover hidden operational hazards before any issues arise, as well as helps users improve their storage, compute and networking with VMware workloads.
CloudPhysics also launched Card Store, the first IT operations app store built on an industry-wide dataset and community.
As part of the funding round, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers general partner Mike Abbott has joined CloudPhysics co-founders CEO John Blumenthal and CTO Irfan Ahmad, and Mayfield Fund managing director Robin Vasan.
“Managing virtualized IT means managing an ever-changing, dynamic set of conditions,” said Blumenthal. “Today’s static solutions can’t keep pace and a new approach is called for — leveraging collective intelligence drawn from industry-wide operations big data and delivering solutions rapidly via SaaS as users encounter new operational problems. This infusion of capital will accelerate our aggressive growth plans as we continue to hire the industry’s best engineering talent and expand our global IT operational data service.”