QualiSystems, an Israeli provider of DevOps orchestration and automation solutions for IT infrastructure, network, development and test organizations, has raised $8 million in new funding. The company stated that it will use the new capital to grow its customer base, to develop new partnerships and to maintain and grow its global base of test lab and test automation customers.
The round of funding was led by the venture capital arm of a leading cloud company with participation from Qualisystems’ current investors Evergreen, Gemini and Fishman Investments.
QualiSystems offers orchestration and automation solutions that it says deliver agility, productivity and cost savings to data centers, converged infrastructure, software defined networks and test labs. CloudShell and TestShell automate provisioning, self-service, validation and deployment of heterogeneous infrastructure from bare metal to operations, development to deployment, and legacy to cloud and SDN. QualiSystems solutions are deployed by hundreds of service providers, enterprises, government agencies, and technology manufacturers worldwide.
The company boasts that CloudShell allows IT to deliver agile infrastructure to speed provisioning of converged infrastructure and data center reference architectures, support DevOps processes, and build continuous network certification cycles for SDN and NFV.
A key driver in the growth of QualiSystems, the company said, has been the overall push for cloud adoption. Businesses are seeing the benefits of moving beyond virtualization and creating self-service access to IT infrastructure environments. Likewise, IT organizations recognize the need for orchestration that goes beyond virtualization to address all their diverse infrastructures.
The company declared that the funding reflects not only its commitment to meeting this need, but also growing recognition of QualiSystems’ leadership as seen by partnerships with industry leaders such as Brocade, Cisco, EMC, Ixia Communications and Mellanox Technologies.
“As organizations evolve their IT and network infrastructure to software-defined and cloud models, achieving rapid time-to-value is a key objective, ” said Lior Koriat, CEO at QualiSystems. “Securing this funding will allow us to continue to develop our platform to meet the needs of our customers, and to leverage go to market opportunities afforded by our strategic technology and channel partnerships. We anticipate continuing our growth and raising the industry standard.”