Poland and US-based Spacelift, a platform for DevOps teams to manage their infrastructure-as-code (IaC) performance for maximum optimisation of scaling businesses, announced that it has secured $15M (approx €12.95M) in its Series B round of funding.
The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors Blossom Capital, Inovo Venture Partners, and Hoxton Ventures.
The proceeds from this round will help the company to scale its management platform for IaC in the US market, quadruple engineering headcount in Europe, and build a sales and marketing organisation in the US.
Josh Zelman, VP at Insight Partners says, “With the growth of cloud-native development and DevOps practices, IaC has become the standard way to provision infrastructure, and Spacelift is addressing an acute need around infrastructure as code management, automation, and security, and compliance. It enables developers and DevOps teams to more easily and effectively manage infrastructure across all platforms.”
Management platform for Infrastructure-as-Code
According to Spacelift, managing cloud infrastructure has become more complex in the last few years. There are only a few tools available in the market to help teams of developers manage infrastructure-as-code at scale.
Pawel Hytry, co-founder & COO at Spacelift, says, “Over the past few years, IT organisations relied on generic CI/CD tools, open-source components, and custom-made solutions to manage their infrastructure. With increasing infrastructure complexity and the development of infrastructure as code, this approach proves unscalable and error-prone.”
This is where Spacelift aims to operate. The company addresses the issues of scaling and infrastructure complexity by providing a robust and specialised management platform for infrastructure-as-code.
Founded in 2020 by Marcin Wyszynski and Pawel Hytry, Spacelift’s platform allows teams to manage complex cloud infrastructures simultaneously, providing visibility and collaboration. The company’s plug-and-play platform defines:
- standardised infrastructures;
- understand their resources;
- build policies directly into their workflows and code;
- synchronise code across multiple projects and/or repositories;
- automatically detect and remediate resource drift, track lifecycle and cost of every managed resource; and
- take advantage of advanced workflow delegations and autonomous project teams
Spacelift also claims to encompass the complete set of IaC frameworks including Terraform, Pulumi, and CloudFormation, with Ansible coming soon.
Marcin Wyszynski explains, “Since we’ve founded Spacelift, we’ve seen a Cambrian explosion of new tools designed for teams to make the most of their cloud – ranging from cost management to audit to proactive security. Hence our vision of providing the most flexible and extensible platform for infrastructure and policy as-code is now more relevant than ever before. By using Spacelift, our customers get the whole cloud management story in one convenient package.”