Thundra, an early serverless tool startup, today announced a $ 4 million Series A led by Battery Ventures. The company started out from OpsGenie after being sold to Atlassian in 2018 for $ 295 million.
York IE, Scale X Ventures and Opsgenie founder Berkay Mollamustafaoglu also participated in the round. Neeraj Agarwal of Battery will be appointed to the company's board of directors as part of the agreement.
The startup also announced that it recently hired Ken Cheney as CEO, with technical founder Serkan Ozal CTO becoming the serverless platform at OpsGenie. As a commercial company, it supports monitoring, debugging, and securing serverless workloads on AWS Lambda. These three tasks could easily be separate tools, but according to Cheney, it makes sense to include them all because they are all related in some way.
the application, and that's what makes Thundra truly unique. We can actually provide a general, distributed view of this ever-changing application, showing all the components of this application, as well as their interrelation and performance. It can also troubleshoot local service issues and get the runtime code to determine where the problems are and to let you know very quickly, ”Cheney said.
He says this enables developers to do just that. A detailed view of their serverless application that would otherwise not be possible helps them focus less on the essentials of the infrastructure, the reason why they become serverless at all are, and more on writing code thunder. Screenshot: Thundra
Thundra is able to do all of this in a serverless world where there is no fixed server and the resources are short-lived, making it difficult to identify and fix problems. To do this, an agent is installed at the Lambda level (Serverless Offering from AWS) at AWS or at runtime at the container level at the library level. “
Battery Neeraj Agarwal, who has invested in OpsGenie, knew the engineering team and was confident that the team could transform it from an internal tool to a more general product.
“I think that has to do with the quality of the engineering team that OpsGenie built. These people are very microservice-oriented and very product-oriented so that they can iterate and develop products very quickly. Although this was an internal tool, I think it is very productive and its ability to sell it to the wider market right now is very exciting. “
The company offers a free version on which graduated prices are based, usage, storage and data retention. The current product is a cloud service, but there are plans to add an on-prem version in the near future.