Bright Computing Raises $ 14.5 Million Series B to Accelerate its HPC, Hadoop and OpenStack Business

July 2014

Bright Computing, the leading provider of cluster management software, today announced a $ 14.5 million Series B financing from Prime Ventures, DFJ, DFJ Esprit and existing investor ING Corporate Investments.

Founded in 2009, Bright Computing specializes in management software for clusters and clouds used in high performance computing (HPC), storage, databases, Hadoop, and OpenStack. Bright’s integrated approach makes cluster management easy for DevOps and IT operations teams, while providing powerful and complete management capabilities for mission critical workloads. Bright Cluster Manager is used at over 400 customers, including more than 20 Fortune 500 companies, leading government labs, and research institutes. The company has partnered with Dell, Cisco, Cray, HP and other technology leaders in bringing Bright Cluster Manager to their customers.

Bright Computing will use the financing to continue investing in its flagship cluster management technology, focusing especially on the emerging Hadoop and OpenStack ecosystems. The company expects to extend its channel by adding partners around the world, and providing higher levels of support to direct enterprise accounts.

“We’re proud and excited to have such prestigious investors join the company,” said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO and founder of Bright Computing. “I’m looking forward to working with our new investors, drawing on their experience as we enter the next phase of growth.”

Bright partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell. Included among its hundreds of customers are Boeing, Intel, NASA, Roche, Sinopec, Stanford University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.