CloudPhysics, which wants to be the New Relic of VMware deployments, now has $10 million in Series B funding to pursue that goal. That money comes atop $2.5 million in initial investment from VMware co-founders Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenbaum among others. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Buyers led this new B round and KPCB general partner Michael Abbott joins the CloudPhysics board.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has VMware in its blood — co-founders John Blumenthal and Irfan Ahmad are also VMware veterans — so it makes sense that it set its targets on easing VMware deployment headaches.
The company’s IT operations management service, now available, takes in tons of data from servers, storage and network devices, runs it own analysis to spot issues in theory before they become visible — and expensive.
CloudPhysics says it aggregates more than 80 billion data samples of operations running in its user base and uses that accumulated knowledge to guide new deployments. The SaaS service starts at $49 per month per physical server.
Earlier this summer, when the company launched its Knowledge Base Advisor, Blumenthal (pictured above) said the ultimate goal of CloudPhysics is to do for intelligent infrastructure management what New Relic has done for application performance management.